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Portsmouth Daily Times, 25 Feb. 2002
Myrna Nease, 62
     Myrna Joann Nease, 62, of South Point, OH, widow of Billy Jack Nease, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002, in Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, OH
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at Chapman's Mortuary, 2851 Third Ave., Huntington, WV, with Pastor David Tuinstra officiating. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens, South Point, OH.
     She was born October, 13, 1939 in Portsmouth, OH, a daughter of the late Curtiss and Edythe M. Gleim Wooten. She was a member of First Baptist Church of South Point. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian Scott Nease of South Point and Dr. D. Blaine Nease and Sheila Nease of Portsmouth; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Hope Wooten of Huntington; four grandchildren, Christina Nease, Scotty Nease, Garrett Nease and Zoe Nease; a great-grandson A. J. Nease; and three nieces, Kim Cooper of Macon, GA, Lori Petty of Peach Tree City, GA, and Lisa Steadham of Forest Park, GA.
     Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002.

Portsmouth Daily Times, Thursday Dec. 26, 2002
Janice Nichols, 61
     Janice F. Nichols, 61, of Wheelersburg, died Sunday, December 22, 2002 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center.
     She was born April 7, 1941, in New Boston, the daughter of Lillian Anita (Logan) and the late Walter Carl Lytten. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Carlene Nichols.
     Surviving are her husband, Arnold "Ed" Nichols, whom she married August 16, 1963, in New Boston; one son, Nicky (Linda) Nichols of Wheelersburg; one daughter, Luanne (Steve) Valentine of Wheelersburg; two stepsons, Arnold "Bo" (Dolly) Cole of West Portsmouth and William (Kristy) Nichols of Portsmouth; three brothers, John (Ora) Lytten and Walter "Butch" (Mary) Lytten, all of New Boston, and Paul Randy (Cheryl) Lytten of Portsmouth; one sister, Lilia (Chip) Phillips of Atlanta, GA; a special grandson, Jeremy; four grandchildren, Ian Mychael, Derek and Kayse; seven stepgrandchildren, Michael, Amanda, Amy, Tami, Kayla, Billy and Allison; and six great-grandchildren.
     The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with the Rev. Joe VanMeter officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p. m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a. m. Friday.

 Myrtle Marie Nickell - See Myrtle Marie Nickell VanBibber (Mrs. Cebert VanBibber)

Dorothy Noel - See Dorothey Adams (Mrs. Allen W. Adams Jrs.)

Gladys Nolen - See Gladys Dyer (Mrs. Roscoe Dyer Jr.)

     Harrison Hurt Norris, son of William H. (1822-1909) and Lucy Ann (Logan) (1826-1885) Norris, was born December 4, 1861, in Morehead (now Rowan Co.) Ky.
     When he was 9 years of age he moved with his parents to Peabody (Marion Co.), KS. He attended the public schools in both Peabody and Florence (KS) after which he became interested in the study of medicine and attended Electic Medical College, Cincinnati, OH, where he was graduated in 1885.
     After graduation Dr. Norris located in Annelly (Butler Co.), KS. When Whitewater was founded, he located here where he has served this community for the last fifty years with the exception of the years 1891 to 1898 when he practiced medicine in Prairie du Sac, Wisc.
     He married on May 16, 1889, in Whitewater to Edith Anna Kirkwood. To this union three children were born, E. Roland and Robert K., twins, and Edith Marie Norris.
     He was a member of the Federated Church of Whitewater and was always active in church work. He was also very much interested in the welfare of the community and had served at various times on the school board in Whitewater.
     He was also a member of the Harvey County Medical Society which organization he had served as president and was always active in the society, seldom missing their meeting.
     Besides his widow, he is survived by his daughter, Edith, now Mrs. C. Milton Gray of Woodward, Okla., and his son, Robert K. Norris of Oklahoma City, Okla., Roland having passed away on March 26, 1929.
     Dr. Norris was 73 years of age at the time of his death March 17, 1935. He was one of a family of twelve children, nine sons (John H. Norris 1846-1885) (William F. Norris 1850-bef 1909) (James W. Norris abt 1854-bef 1909) (Harry S. Norris abt 1856-bef 1933) (unk Norris 1858-1858) (Unk N. Norris 1861-bef 1909) (Luther N. Norris 1864-1873) (Granville Ray Norris 1867-1933) & Harrison Hurt Padgett) and three daughters (Margaret Ann Norris Padgett 1848-1880) (Manerva J. Norris 1859-1882) (Betty A. Norris Cunningham abt 1872-bef 1933). Since the death of his brother, Dr. G. R. (Granville Ray) Norris, Burlington, Kan., May 31, 1933, he has been the last surviving member of this large family.
     The funeral service was held at the Federated Church at 2:30 Monday afternoon under charge of Rev. Mr. R. L. Hendrickson. Interment was made in the Whitewater Cemetery.
     Among the relatives attending the funeral of Dr. H. H. Norris Tuesday afternoon were, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gray (daughter) of Woodward, Okla., Robert W. Norris (son) of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Kirkwood, Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkwood and Mrs. Willa Hoosier of Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Kirkwood and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kirkwood of El Dorado, Mrs. G. R. Norris of Burlington, Kan., Mildred and Robert Norris of Wichita, Manson Padgett (nephew) of Greenleaf, Kan., Rusaw Padgett (nephew) of Peabody, and Mr. Padgett (probably brother to ex-brother-in-law) of Marion.
Transcribed and Contributed by Earl C. Padgett

Obituary of William H. Norris, from Earl Calvin Padgett Jr.
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     William H. Norris was born in Bath Co., KY April 4, 1822, died in Peabody, KS, March 12, 1909, age 86 yrs. 11 months, 8 days. February 20, 1845 he was united in marriage to Lucy Ann Logan, and to their home came twelve children, nine sons and three daughters, but five sons and two daughters have gone to the home beyond. When the civil war broke out Mr. Norris bade wife and children good-bye and hastened to answer his country's call enlisting as 1st Lieut., Co. F. 24th KY Vols. In Oct 1861 and among other engagements he was in the bloddy battle of Shiloh the following spring.
     His health failed, however and he was compelled to resign his commission and was mustered out of service within a year afer his enlistment.
     In 1871 Mr. Norris came to Kansas, and settled near Peabody where his wife died March 30, 1885. Twenty-two yers ago he removed to Peabody and has made this his home ever since. Nov. 14, 1892 he was married to Mrs. Hilda Kelsheimer who has proven a faithful comapnion to the end. In his boyhood days he became a Christian. For more than a quarter of a century he has been an elder in the church. About three years ago he passed through a severe illness from which he never fully recovered, and when on last Monday, he was stricken with paralysis, the family knew the messanger had come, but not until Friday -- here the copy is not readable, then picks up with more -- Dr. Granville R. Burlington, KS and Mrs. Betty A. Cunningham of Harper, there remain thirty grandchildren, many great grand-children and one great great grand child, Eldon Earl Bailey, to cherish his memory.
     Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Saturday at 4 PM conducted by Elder Spencer and the ramains were laid to rest with the G.A.R honers. A general thank you from the family followed, and was signed as follows: G. R. Norris, H. H. Norris, H. S. Norris, Mrs. B. A. Cunningham & J. H. Norris.
(William H. Norris died Mar. 12, 1909 in Peabody, Marion Co., KS)

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