My stepfather's father passed away yesterday. K. S. "Bubber" Nobles is survived by a large and interesting family of which I am happy to be a part. I did not get to know him well, but he obviously did something right since my stepfather Dean has been a loyal son who helped with the family business and stayed with his father during his declining health. Bubber and his family grew cotton and peanuts and raised cattle and hogs. He even worked as a barber, and he was quite a guitar player, too.