Bellview Holiness Church
Pulaski County, Georgia

Bellview Holiness Church was established by my great-grandfather, George Washington Irving Nobles. He donated the land and built the church. He was a minister and is listed as performing many of the marriages in the county at that time. He lived in the Whitfield District, near Bellview, which was a Hardshell Baptist Church at that time. The denomination has changed several times. My grandfather, John Washington Irving Nobles was the church clerk for many years. My father and his siblings and cousins were all raised attending the church. It was a Holiness Baptist Church during my childhood, when my grandmother, Ida Mae Akins Nobles was still living and a member of the church. There was an article in the Hawkinsville Dispatch many years ago about my father's aging cousins who were still members of the church, all of them are now deceased. They were Stella Arnold, Ida Mae Moore, and Jewell Bridges, all daughters of Nancy Nobles Conner. Virginia Nobles Koons

[Photos & information below also provided by Virginia Koons.]

Church Photo #1 ~~ Church Photo #2

John Washington Irving Nobles, son of Sarah Jane Howell & George Washington Irving Nobles, founder of Bellview Church

Martha Nobles Coody, Gene Neumans (now deceased), Jake Nobles (hiding), Johnnie Nobles Moore abt 1991 at Bellview Homecoming

Jake Nobles

Martha, Jake, & Johnnie Nobles are children of John Washington Irving Nobles & Ida Mae Akins

Ida Mae Akins Nobles, wife of John W. Nobles

Jake W. Nobles, "retired" minister who has been in the ministry 53 years

This is a picture of my Uncle Buddy, Rev. Clarence Howell Neumans who also grew up attending the Bellview church. His parents were Zachariah Neumans and Georgia Nobles. Georgia was the daughter of the founder of the church and first pastor, Rev. George W. Nobles and the sister of my grandfather, John W. Nobles, who was the church clerk. He's on the left with the open coat. The gentleman on the right is James "Red" Black.

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