Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the funeral services for Mr. James Ernest Mobley,74, who passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 in Spartanburg, SC after a brief illness. Mr. Mobley was a native and lifelong resident of Appling County. He was a retired farmer, heavy equipment operator, a United States Army Veteran and was currently employed with M & M Industrial.

Mr. Mobley was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Opaline McDaniel Mobley; his parents, Earl “Buddy” Mobley, Sr. and Willie Lee Mobley; and three sisters, Charleye Coleman, Odessa Washam, and Elois Rogers. 

Surviving are his two daughters, Miranda Taylor (Brooks) of Baxley, Melanie Griffis (Michael) of Brunswick; two brothers, Earl Mobley, Jr. (Shirley), and Eddie Mobley (Brenda) all of Baxley; one sister, Mary Baxley (Ray) of Baxley; two grandchildren, Marli McLellan and Case Griffis; and a host of loving nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services were held Monday, December 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory with the Reverend Bill Stone and the Reverend Wayne Williamson officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Friendship Congregational Christian Church Cemetery. 

Active Pallbearers were Chris Baxley, Jason Baxley, Russell Auldridge, Patrick Spell, Shaver Lightsey, Mike McDaniel, Kevin Hunter and Ryker McDaniel. 

Honorary Pallbearers were Donnie Head, Roger Smiley, Jimmie Knight, Farris Dyal, Joe and Penny Eason, Brenda Nail, Mike and Suzanne Deal, Henry Jones, Mark and Carol Barnes, employees of M & M Industrial, members of Friendship Congregational Christian Church, past and current pulling members of Baxley Mini Pullers, employees of Barnes Pharmacy and all in attendance.

The family requested that attendees follow all COVID-19 guidelines.

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory was honored to serve the family of Mr. James Ernest Mobley.