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Nelson, Ide

Ide Nelson Rites From Zion Church - Crooksville, O. – June 4 – Funeral services for Ide Nelson, who died at his home near here Friday, were held from the Zion Church at Portersville Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial in charge of the Driggs Funeral Service, was made in the church cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Signal, Saturday, March 17, 1934
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Newlon, Thomas David

Bikes Collide On Tile Plant Road, 2 Motorcyclists Killed in New Lex
By Deron Mikal, TR Staff Reporter
Two New Lexington youths were killed about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when their motorcycles collided on Tile Plant road (Perry County Road 42) a half mile from the entrance to Ludowici-Celadon Tile Plant.  Dead are Thomas David Newlon, 15, son of Roger and Nancy Hoops Newlon of 508 Eastern avenue, New Lexington; and Richard T. Robinson, 19, of 414 Mill street, New Lexington.  Witnesses said a group of six cyclists were riding along a mile stretch of Tile Plant road that lies at the west edge of the corporation limit and runs to the tile plant.
According to eye-witnesses at the scene, Newlon had slowed his bike down to turn around in the road. Robinson, however, did not notice the maneuver and struck a hump in the road, sending his motorcycle several feet into the air then on top of the Newlon two-wheeler.
Other riders with the pair were Steve Stepp, 15, John Higgen, 16, Dave Fleming, 16 and an unidentified fourth person. They were each on motorcycles following the victims, one person at the scene said.  One of the boys alerted Delbert Shiplett of Maple Heights of the accident. Shiplett was walking along the road, it was reported, to read a gas meter. He is an employee of the tile plant.  Shiplett returned to the plant to call authorities.  Robert ambulance of New Lexington took the accident victims to Herendeen Clinic in New Lexington where they were pronounced dead on arrival from multiple chest, head and hip fractures.  Robinson was riding a motorcycle owned by Mike Packett of New Lexington. Newlon had just gotten his bike about a month ago, it was reported.  The Plant road runs between St. Aloysius Academy and the Fairgrounds and the stretch of road on which the youths were riding carries mostly traffic from tile plant employees.  The mile-stretch runs between the last house on the road owned by Homer Seidel and the tile plant.

Newlon was born Feb 8, 1954, in Zanesville. He had lived in New Lexington until 1960 when his parents moved to Columbus.
They returned to New Lexington a month ago. Newlon would have been a junior at New Lexington High School this year. He had gone to Columbus Southmore Junior High School and South High School in Columbus. He attend Washington Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus.  Surviving besides his parents are a sister, Susan of the home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Hoops of New Lexington and Mrs. Edith McCune of Corning Route 2; and several aunts and uncles.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington after 7 p.m. today.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Reve J. Brooks Gregory officiating.

Robinson was born March 9, 1951, in New Lexington, a son of Mrs. Virginia Ansel of New Lexington Route 2- and the late Paul A. Robinson who died in 1957.  He was a 1960 graduate of New Lexington High School and was employed at Owens Corning Fiberglass Co. in Newark.  He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and New Lexington Eagles Lodge 2070.  Surviving are his widow, the former Sharon Decot; a daughter, Heather Lee; two brothers, James Robinson of Pataskala and Paul of New Lexington; a half brother, John Ansel of New Lexington Route 2; a sister, Theresa Robinson of New Lexington Route 2; grandparents, John Sines of Drakes and Mrs. Dora Sines of New Lexington.  Friends may call at Chute-Wiley Funeral Home in New Lexington after 7 p.m. today.  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will follow in New Lexington Cemetery.

Source: The Times Recorder Newspaper, 12 Aug 1970
Submitter:  Jerry Gross

Nicholas, Mrs. Effie

Shawnee – Mrs. Effie Nicholas, 81, died at her home here at 4:45 a. m. Monday after a long illness.  She was born at Bristol Dec. 11, 1880, a daughter of John and Harnett? Booz Deaver, and was the widow of Austin Nicholas.  She was a member of Shawnee Methodist Church, a leader of its Queen Esther Class and member of Blue Bells OES Chapter.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Biodayn Lesher of Dayton; four sons, Robert of Shawnee, Dwight of Columbus, Raymond of Colonial Heights, Va., and Dr. Lynn Nicholas of Birmingham, Mich.  The body will be taken from the J. E. Humphrey Funeral Home at 6 p. m. today for the residence where friends may call until services are held at 2 p. m. Thursday in Methodist Church. The Rev. Edward Sadler will officiate and burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery. 

Undocumented Scrapbook Clipping.  Dates taken from our cemetery and/or death publications.  (1880- 30 Oct.,1961)
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Nixon, Ila Jean

Lancaster: Ila Jean Nixon, 81, of Lancaster, Ohio, died peacefully at the Pickering House June 19, 2012.  She was born September 6, 1930 in Junction City, Ohio, to the late Gladys and John Nixon. She was a graduate of Lancaster High School Class of 1948 and was a charter member of Lancaster United Brethren Church where she had been chairman of the Music/Worship Committee, member of the Christian Builders Class, Women's Missionary Fellowship, and the Olivedale Senior Citizens. Jeanie expressed her love for the Lord through the playing of the organ for over 55 years at Mills Memorial then Lancaster United Brethren Churches. She was employed by Anchor Hocking Corporation, General Office, for 39 years and taught piano in her home for over 60 years.  She is survived by her long-time companion, Jack Miller; brother, James (Joyce) Nixon; brother-in-law Wendell Carpenter; nieces Sharon (Gary) Lucus and Linda (Robert) Anderson; nephew David (Heather) Carpenter and great-nieces and great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Margaret Carpenter.  Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Friday, June 22 at Lancaster United Brethren Church. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Thursday and 1 hour preceeding the service at the church.
Contributions may be made in Jeanie's name to the Lancaster United Brethren Church or FairHope Hospice. 

Source:  Lancaster Eagle-Gazette on June 20, 2012 

Noce, Angeline

Mrs. Frank Noce Called By Death

Mrs. Angeline Noce, 79, died at 3 o'clock Sunday morning in her home near Somerset following a two-weeks' illness.  Born in Perry county she had lived in the county most of her life.  Surviving are her husband, Frank Noce; three sons, Clarence of New Lexington, Walter of Somerset, Willard of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Boring of Somerset and Mrs. Alta Hammer of New Lexington; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Cyrus Corder of New Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Carney of New Lexington.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence.  Burial will be on Wesley chapel cemetery.  The body was removed Sunday afternoon from the Thomas funeral home in Somerset to the residence.

Source:  The Times Recorder, no issue date.  Submitter says Angeline died 1 May 1949.

Noce, Clarence

Clarence L. Noce, 84, of 218 Highland Drive, New Lexington, died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home following a six month illness.  Mr. Noce was born March 28, 1892 in Clayton Township, Perry County and lived in New Lexington the past 56 years.  He retired in 1960 from the Sharon Drug Company.  He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of the Maccabees.  He is survived by his wife, the former Goldia Hammers; a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Louise Wilson of Carson City, Mich.; two brothers, Rev. Willard Noce and Walter, both of Somerset; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  Services will be 1 p. m. Friday at the funeral home with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, no issue date.  Submitter says Clarence died 20 Jul 1976.

Noce, Frank E.

Frank E. Noce, Junction City, age 97, died 5 a.m. Saturday at the home of his son Rev. Willard Noce, Pastor of the Junction Methodist Parish.  He is survived by 3 sons:  Rev. Willard Noce, Clarence of New Lexington, Walter of Somerset; 2 daughters, Mrs. Alma Boring of New Lexington Rt., Mrs. Alta Hammer of New Lexington Rt.; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren.  Services will be at 3 p. m. Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington, Ohio, Dr. Harry F. Baker of Zanesville officiating.  Burial at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.  Friends will call after noon Sunday at the Roberts Funeral Home.

Source:  Columbus Dispatch, Sunday, 17 Jan 1960.


Noce, Mary E.

Mary E. Noce, 88, of Somerset, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 1989 at Bethesda Hospital.  Mrs. Noce was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and the Harvest Years Senior Citizens.  Born Aug. 5, 1901 in Rushville, she was a daughter of the late David A. and Bessie Baker Folk.  Her husband, Walter Noce, died in 1983.  Surviving are one daughter, Wanda Mautz of Somerset; two brothers, Irvin Folk of Belleville, N. J., and Fred Folk of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Dee Oliver officiating.  Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, near Somerset. 

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 29 Dec 1989

Noce, Walter

Walter A. (Bud) Noce, 83, of 152 East Broadway, New Lexington died at 7:41 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Bethesda Hospital, where he had been a patient since Jan. 12.  He was born Aug. 21, 1899, in Clayton Township, the son of Frank E. and Angeline Corder Noce.  Mr. Noce was a lifetime resident of Perry County and a retired employee of Central Silica Company in Glassrock.  He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and Harvest Years Senior Citizens in New Lexington.  Surviving besides his wife, Mary, are one daughter, Wanda Mautz of Somerset; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Friends may call anytime after 7 p.m. today and all day Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Earl W. Snyder officiating.  Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 19 Jan 1983

Noce, Willard F.

New Lexington--The Rev. Willard F. Noce, formerly of Somerset Route 1, died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday at Winter House Nursing Home where he had been a patient since March 10.  He made his home with a niece, Mrs. Walter (Mabel) Middaugh of Junction City Route 1.  A retired Methodist minister with the United Methodist Conference, the Rev. Noce had been a minister for 23 years.  He had served in the charges of Brownsville, New Straitsville, Junction City, Waterford, Philo and East Fultonham.  The Rev. Noce was born Jan. 10, 1907 in Clayton Township, Perry County, a son of Franklin and Angeline Corder Noce.  Surviving in addition to his niece are one brother, Walter of New Lexington; and several other nieces and nephews.  Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Friday until time of service at 1 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home at New Lexington.  The Rev. Earl Russell will officiate the service.  Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 2 May 1980

Noon M., James

James Noon was a son of Michael and Winifred Noon. He was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., and at the time of his death was 60 years of age. He came to Shawnee with his parents when only a lad of nine years of age and early in youth became a railroader and for 25 years was employed as passenger conductor for the New York Central Railroad. In 1917 he moved to Columbus, where he engaged in coal and real estate business and though he was quite successful in his undertakings, he always retained a warm feeling for Shawnee and his host of old Shawnee friends. The deceased is survived by his wife Ella of the home, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Tracey of New Lexington, Ohio and Mrs. Charles P. Elder of Shawnee, together with a host of other relatives and friends, who a fervent prayer for the happy repose of his soul.

By Mrs. M. Dusenbury
In memory of James M. Noon

To many another friend has entered that mysterious realm called Death. When we say friend it implies one of the finest characteristics in mortals. James M. Noon passed out of this life Wednesday, April 25, 1934. The funeral took place on Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock from Holy Name Church, where a Requiem High Mass was celebrated for the happy repose of his soul. He was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery by the McNamara Company. Known to all as “Jim” Noon, he will be remembered as one of the genial and loyal residents of Shawnee, Ohio, of more then a decade ago. Always courteous and liberal – such his friends will remember him, as long as their memory lasts. He was a true friend to the ones with whom he mingled and was especially interested in Shawnee people. In his home city, he loved to associate with those from Perry County. In all their gatherings he will be missed. Even after being stricken with illness, he found pleasure and peace in them. The Tecumseh Club of Columbus had in him an enthusiastic admirer. We cannot refrain from mentioning how he enjoyed the big party held at this house last Christmas. Too ill to take any part, he wanted the “Club” in his home. To his widow Ella Gilbert Noon, his sisters, Mrs. Mary Tracy and Mrs. Charles P. Elder the Tecumseh Club extends its sympathy. After our friends and those dear to us have been taken from our sight, the remembrance of them becomes more the precious. The passing of one, always leaves its impressions. Thus, it behooves us to live that we may strew the beauties of life along the years and garner all of the good from those who go ahead on that inevitable, silent journey.

Source: The People's Advocate, April 27, 1934
Submitter: Rob Dishon

Noon, Rev. P. D.

Requiem – The solemn service of a requiem over the dead, will be held in St. Dominick’s Church (Island) on Friday the 18th inst. at 10 o’clock a.m. for the Rev. P. D. Noon, O. P. who died recently at St. Joseph’s College, Perry County, Ohio in the 20th year of his age. The Rev. Gentleman had many friends in this city, and they, as well as those who revere the memory of a Pious Christian minister, are invited to attend. 

Source: Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Friday, May 7, 1948
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Norris, C. A.

Rites Held Today for C. A. Norris - Funeral services were held today at Turkey – Run Mennonite Church for Chester A. Norris, 61, Bremen carpenter, who died unexpectedly Friday at his home on Jerusalem Road.  A native of Woodsfield, Mr. Norris had lived near Bremen for the past 35 years.

Source:  Logan Daily News, Monday, July 6, 1953
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Norris, Emma Jane

Emma Jane Norris, 70, of 901 W. Brown St., New Lexington, died at 9:40 pm Monday, May 27, 1991, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, where she had been a patient since May 22. Mrs. Norris spent most of her life in the New Lexington area. Born Oct. 30, 1920, in Crooksville, she was a daughter of Stacy and Mary Ann Ervin Dailey. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John (Sue) Miller of Logan, Mrs. Linda Targo, Mrs. Rawland (Beverly) Moore, Mrs. Don (Gloria) Phillips, and Mrs. Dave (Marianne) Howell, all of New Lexington; four sons, Ernest Norris Jr., of Sycamore, Ill., Donald Norris and Timothy Norris, both of New Lexington, and Richard Norris of Nelsonville; three brothers, Howard Dailey of Columbus and Richard Sanborn and Jack Sanborn, both of New Lexington; two sisters, Margaret Brown of Crooksville, and Peggy O'Dell of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 40 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Norris in 1978, four sons, Jack Norris in 1981, Jerry Norris in 1988, and Howard Russell Norris and Phillip Norris, andone daughter Barbara Lee Harvey in 1991. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 pm today, and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home in New Lexington. Services will be at 1 pm Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Morris officiating. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, May 28, 1991

Norris, Ida Jane

Ida Jane Norris, daughter of Isaac and Mary Norris, was born on September 11, 1870 and departed this life on Wednesday evening, June 27, 1934. Aged at her going, 63 years, 9 months, and 15 days. At a very early age in life, she expressed her faith in God and united with the church at Bear Run. On December 4, 1890, she was united in marriage with William Glass and to this union four children were born, three sons and one daughter – Ila, Lyman, Robert, and Mary – all of whom are living near Congo. Practically all of her life has been spent in this section of the state. She was always willing to meet her daily task with a smile, thus contributing to the welfare and happiness of others. In her going, she leaves to mourn her departure, the husband, four children, seven grandchildren, one brother Worley Norris, and one sister, Mrs. William Burroughs. Besides these mentioned, there are a large number of close relatives and friends.

Source: Unknown

Norris, Lumie

Mrs. Lumie Norris Called By Death
Mrs. Lumie Ranous? Norris, 75, died at her home in Shawnee Sunday morning following a protracted illness from diabetes.
Surviving are four sons, C. W. Norris, who is County Treasurer of Perry Co.; W. H. Norris, James Norris and Bertrand Norris all of Shawnee, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Alice Russell, Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Susie Rogers of Rockford, Ill. and Lela Norris of Zanesville.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Church in Shawnee with the Pastor Rev. Thomas officiating. Burial will be made in the Shawnee Cemetery in charge of the Gibbon Funeral Home. 

Source:  The Times Recorder, Monday, April 24, 1944
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Nye, James

Found Dead in the Woods
James Nye of Carbon Hill was found dead in the woods near Thurston one day last week. The coroner’s verdict revealed the fact that he had committed suicide. He had been mentally unbalanced for the past three years, and had been at the State Hospital at Athens several times. He left home in Carbon Hill and wandered over the country until he ended his life. He left a wife, but no children. He was an old soldier, having served in Company D. Seventh Regiment, O. V. I.

Source:  The Athens Messenger and Herald, Thursday morning, April 29, 1897
Submitted by:  Sue Saylor

Nye, Kate

 New Lexington – Services for Mrs. Kate Nye of Columbus, native of Perry County, will be held at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning at the Fell Funeral Home in Columbus with burial in the Bremen Cemetery. Mrs. Nye died Wednesday.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Thursday, May 7, 1953
Submitter:  Sue Saylor