Judge Kelly Baker Nobles was born in Newberry County on April 5, 1964. She is the daughter of Everrette H. and Mary Linda Baker also of Newberry. Judge Nobles received her primary education at Newberry Academy and later at Newberry High School. She is a 1987 graduate of Midlands Technical College where she earned an Associate Degree in Legal Assisting. Judge Nobles was employed several years as a paralegal with a Newberry County law firm prior to joining the Probate Court in 1989. She served six years under the Honorable Margaret H. Schumpert as Clerk of the Probate Court. Upon retirement of Judge Schumpert, she was appointed as Interim Probate Judge by Governor Beasley on October 9, 1997. Thereafter, on November, 1997, Judge Nobles was elected to a four-year term as Probate Judge for Newberry County.
She is married to Michael Nobles of Newberry, South Carolina and they are the proud parents of Kaitlyn Elizabeth and William Samuel.
Judge Nobles is an active member of Smyrna Presbyterian Church in Newberry, South Carolina. In addition, she is a member of several professional organizations, namely, the South Carolina Association of Probate Judges, the National College of Probate Judges as well as the Newberry Chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club.