Noah Fleming

   In loving memory we write this obituary of our
dear husband, daddy and papaw, Noah Fleming. Noah
was born on August 22, 1932 in Pike County, Kentucky
to Emmit and Mazie Fleming. On February 13,
2005, at the age of 72, he was called home. He was a
member of Emmanuel Old Regular Baptist Church, a retired coal
miner, and a member of the U.M.W.A. local 7170.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Columbus and Lavie Mullins, with whom he made his home
for years; also one brother, Farley Fleming, and two sisters, Linda
Fleming and Beatrice Fleming.
     Noah is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Sharon Moore
Boyd Fleming; three sons, Noah Douglas (Althea) Fleming, Keith
(Renee) Fleming, and Columbus (Rebecca) Fleming, all of Haysi;
and four daughters, Sue (Freddy) Ramey of Haysi, Gayle (Willie)
Bailey of Haysi, Becky (and the late Pat) Viers of Backbone Ridge,
and Leisha (Elder Rick) Mullins of Haysi. Surviving also are eighteen
grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; five brothers,
Mack Fleming, Willie Fleming, Ed Fleming, Clayton Fleming, all of
Haysi, and Pat Fleming of Coeburn; and two sisters, Hazel Rose and
Maude Fleming, both of Haysi.
     Noah enjoyed the simple things in life, such as his family and
friends. For his birthday, instead of gifts, he’d rather spend time with
his family. He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He
was proud of them all. He loved the Lord and loved going to church
when he was able. He also was overjoyed with his pets, Buke, Little
and B.B. He adored and cherished them. He also found much pleasure
in feeding God’s creatures. Birds and deer were frequent visitors
at his home.
     No words can express how much he will be missed. We want to
thank the Lord for the time He gave us with Papaw. May the good
Lord bless you and keep you and may you find eternal peace with the
Here today and gone tomorrow,
   Our hearts are heavy and full of sorrow.
In our hearts we love you still,
You hold a place that no one could ever fill.
We will forever treasure our memories near,
In our hearts they will be forever dear.
But although our hearts are filled with pain,
We believe our loss will be Heaven’s gain.
So sleep and rest on, our dear papaw,
You will be dearly missed by one and all.

     Written with love by his grandson,
     Zebulon Bailey, and his wife, Donna Lee.