Today we unfortunately mark the passing of one of the Southeastern Cotton Ginners earlier leaders. Roy V. Nobel, Jr passed away on Saturday, May 14. Services will be tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, 2022. A full obituary can be found here.
Roy’s family was in the ginning business and he came back to Dooly County following college and the army and ran the warehouse and gin until it’s closing in the early 2000’s.Roy’s official involvement with the Association begin in 1978 when he first came on the Board of Directors but I expect that he was involved before that. He became the President of Southeastern Cotton Ginners in 1983 and was also the Horace Hayden National Ginner of the Year that same year. He was awarded the Southeastern Cotton Ginner of the Year in 1993.
Roy’s leadership helped guide this association through some very tough times when cotton acres and support were very low and helped bring it to where it is today. The organization will be forever be indebted to the leaders like Roy. Our hearts go out to the whole Noble extended family.