September 13, 1922 ~ August 9, 2007

Born in: Randolph County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Elizabeth Griffin Noyes, 84, of Asheville, died Thursday, August 9, 2007 at a local retirement community. Mrs. Noyes was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Short Griffin and was a native of Star, NC. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Blanton Noyes. She attended Converse College and graduated from Salem College in 1942. For many years, Mrs. Noyes called Marion, NC her home. An active community volunteer there, she served as president of the Hospital Auxiliary and was a Brownie Scout troop leader. She was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Jackman Noyes of Alexandria, VA and Mary Baldwin Noyes Cook of Asheville and her two grandsons, Kenneth Henry Cook, Jr. of Asheville and William Blanton Noyes Cook of Atlanta, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc., 1 Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 12, 2007 in St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield Retirement Community. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Jackie & Mimi, May God’s Peace and Comfort be with both of you and your families in the days and weeks ahead. Your Mom help to raise a bunch of kids on the hill and we are better because of her love.

  2. Jackie and Mimi,
    I didn’t see the newspaper until after your mom’s service or I would have been there. I have so many fond memories of your mother and spending time at both your house in town and at Lake Tahoma. May God grant you comfort and peace during these difficult days.

  3. Dear Jackie and Mimi,

    May the memories of your mother help you get through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Jackie and Mimi,
    I just heard today by way of a patient of Chan’s that Lib died. I just want you both to know that I am thining about you and send you our love. I can always remember the great times I had at Lake Tohoma with you and both your parents. My parents certainly enjoyed all their trips to the lake week-ends, too. I would love to get in touch with y’all if you get a minute and if either of you are ever in Winston-Salem, I would love to have you stay with us.
    Much love,
    Winborne Shaffer Chandler

  5. Jackie and Mimi,
    Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your Mom. I remember so many times spent overnight at your house at the bottom of the hill. We had great times there and your Mother made us all feel special. I’m thinking of you.


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