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Norris E. Battles


PORT LEYDEN -Norris E. Battles, 62, of Lincoln Street passed away suddenly on June 21, 2013, at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville.

He was born in Lowville, NY, on November 12, 1950, a son of Willard and Ruth McCann Battles. He graduated from South Lewis School in 1968 and was employed at Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper from 1969 until 2001 when the mill closed. He married Linda Cobb January 25, 1969 in Port Leyden which ended in divorce. In July of 2002 he began employment with the Adirondack League Club, Old Forge, N.Y.

He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, planting and nurturing his apple trees, Yankee baseball and all sports. He was a member of the Rocky Ridge Hunting Club, Moose River Road.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Jacquelyn Halladay, Greig, Christina & Samuel Fruin, Lyons Falls; one son, Ryan Battles, Port Leyden; nine grandchildren, Cierra, Hannah and Alaina Halladay, Mitchell, Marcus and Madelyn Fruin and Deanna, Camryn and Coleton Battles; five sisters and three brothers, Cheryl Battles, Arnold, Maryland, Margaret Battles, Earlysville, Virginia, Timothy Battles, Rochester, NY, Thomas Battles, Boonville, Russel Battles, Port Leyden, Martha and Lyle Robbins, Lacona, NY, Amy Battles, Hinckley and Angela and David Hill, Virginia and several nieces and nephews. Norris was predeceased by his parents.

The Eucharistic funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Port Leyden. Burial in Port Leyden Cemetery. Calling hours are Monday 4-7 p.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Memorial contributions can be made to the Port Leyden Ambulance. For an online message of sympathy please go to

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