RIDGELAND, Miss. (BP)–William Lewis Nobles, 81, president of Mississippi College from 1968-93, died May 25 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, Miss. The funeral was held May 28 in the chapel of Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, Miss., with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Nobles resigned as president of Mississippi College in 1993 and pled guilty in 1996 to federal charges involving donations meant for the college that he had converted to personal use. Court records indicate the total amount of missing money was as much as $3.3 million.
Mississippi College, in Clinton, is affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention.
Nobles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joy; a daughter, Sandra; and two grandchildren.