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Obituaries for Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Mary Dorothy Post Aucremanne

CLARKSBURG -- Mary Dorothy Post Aucremanne, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., formerly of Clarksburg, died Sunday, May 21, 2000, at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center, Tennessee.

She was born July 29, 1912, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Nathan Post and Alice Hushion Post.

Her husband of 57 years, Fernand E. "Aucie" Aucremanne, preceded her in death on June 30, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Nathalee Wedsted, California; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Gail Aucremanne; one grandson; Nathan Aucremanne, one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Aucremanne, all of Ashville, N.C.; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Albert Aucremanne, Nevada, Cam and Marion Aucremanne, Joseph and Marie Aucremanne, all of Florida, Marc and Marceline Aucremanne, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Aucremanne was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Knoxville, and a graduate of Potomac State College, Keyser.

She had worked as a social worker for Travelers Aid Society, Catholic Charities and retired as director of Red Cross Youth of East Tennessee, American Red Cross.

Following visitation in Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in Knoxville, Mrs. Aucremanne will be returned to Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, where friends will be received from noon-2 p.m. on Friday. The Rev. Father Cesidio J. Federico will conduct Catholic burial rites at 2:30 p.m. Friday at a graveside service in Bridgeport Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be memorial contributions to The American Heart Association, East Tennessee Region, 4708 Papermill Drive, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909.

Frances C. Layne Banker

SHINNSTON -- Frances C. Layne Banker, 88, of Worthington, died at 5:12 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born March 1, 1912, in Monongah, a daughter of the late William and Daisy Layne Phillips Blocker.

Her husband, Eugene Banker Jr., whom she married July 14, 1934, survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Robert E. Banker, Columbus, Ohio, and James W. Banker, Worthington; five grandchildren, James Shawn Banker and wife, Lisa, Michele and Paul Kroll, Jennifer, Shawn and Robert Banker; three great-grandchildren, Chase Banker and Brandon and Emily Kroll; and one stepsister, Ruby Oliver, Weirton.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Michael Banker, and one stepsister.

Mrs. Banker graduated from Monongah High School in 1932 and Fairmont State in 1958.

She was a member of the Worthington Baptist Church and was active in art and poetry societies.

She taught elementary education at Marion County schools and Virginia and at Gassaway in the biology department.

She also taught English in Ohio.

Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Charlie Chipps officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Enterprise.

Russie V. Flanagan Combs

PARSONS -- Russie V. Flanagan Combs, 90, a former resident of Bretz community, Parsons, and a resident of Carrollton, Ohio, since 1965, died Saturday morning, May 20, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio. She had been in declining health.

She was born Aug. 29, 1909, in Davis, a daughter of the late Denver and Grace Kisamore Flanagan.

She was married to Edgar Estal Combs, who preceded her in death on June 23, 1963.

Surviving are one stepson, William Combs, Meridian, Miss.; one sister, Ruth Mateer, Berwick, Pa.; one grandson, Estal D. Wallace and wife, Cherie, one great-grandson, Joshua Wallace, all of Carrollton; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Dorothy Wallace and Irene Shuttlesworth; one stepdaughter, Virginia Thompson; one sister, Mani Flanagan; and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Combs attended the schools of Tucker County. She was a member of the Church of God at Midvale, Ohio, and was a homemaker.

Freda Jane Hardbarger

CLARKSBURG -- Freda Jane Hardbarger, 83, of Box 11, Franklin Drive, Bridgeport, died at 3:16 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born Feb. 28, 1917, a daughter of the late Coleman Clevenger and Esta McDonald Clevenger.

Her husband, Orval Ray "Dave" Hardbarger, whom she married Oct. 14, 1936, preceded her in death on June 11, 1999.

Surviving are two daughters, Helen M. Burton, Stonewood, and Frances Moats, Bridgeport; eight grandchildren, Fred Burton, Jeffrey Burton, Denzil Sandy, Connie Bailey, Brenda Minear, Jane Sandy, David Sandy and Bobby Moats; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Clevenger and Vernard Clevenger and four sisters, Opal Powers, Beulah Stuttler, Golden Hardbarger and Texi Cunningham.

Mrs. Hardbarger had been a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 24 years and was a homemaker.

Friends will be received at Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main St., Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Leonard Madia presiding. Interment will be in the Trinity Cemetery, Brushy Fork.

John Hussell

SHINNSTON -- John Hussell, 65, of Dayton, Ohio, died at 3:38 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2000, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio.

He was born March 16, 1935, in Wallace, a son of the late Albert and Cleta Mae Cooper Hussell.

His wife, Nadine J. DeBold Hussell, whom he married July 19, 1958, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Roiann M. MaGee, Fairfield, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Robert Flowers, Paden City, and one grandson, Kory MaGee.

He was aso preceded in death by four brothers, Albert Hussell, Bernard, Roy and Virgil Sprout.

Mr. Hussell worked 20 years in apartment management and 10 years at T.R.W. He served in the Marine Corps from 1952-1955.

Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with Brett MaGee officiating. Interment will follow in the Lion's Club Cemetery, Wallace.

Raymond E. Randolph

COSHOCTON, Ohio -- Raymond E. "Randy" Randolph, 75, of 1300 Serena Dr., Coshocton, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Clarksburg, a son of the late A.L. and Thelma Bartlett Randolph.

His wife of 35 years, Erma F. Cox Randolph, whom he married April 15, 1965, survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Raymond L. and wife, Janet Randolph, Marmet, Stan and wife, Mary Wright and Michael and Sherry Wright, all of Coshocton; three daughters, Randy Jo Randolph Wyler and husband, Fred, Coshocton, Lisa Faye Randolph Brill and husband, Kevin, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Sherry Randolph, Clarksburg; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Don and wife, Valerie Randolph, Buckhannon; and three sisters, Wanda Randolph Brady and husband, Maynard, Lois Randolph LaRosa, and Charlene Randolph Stevens, all of Clarksburg.

Mr. Randolph was a maintenance supervisor for Oscar Meyer, was a World War II U.S. Army veteran in Alaska, and was the fire chief at Nutter Fort Fire Department from 1950-1962.

Robert Gale Simonton

PARKERSBURG -- Robert Gale Simonton, 61, of Washington, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born July 16, 1938, a son of the late Victor Gale Simonton and Erma Pauline Kelly.

His wife, Deanna "Jeanne" Patterson Simonton, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Kelli LeAnn Daviola, Boynton, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Loris Ellen) Dalton, Hockessin, Del.; five grandchildren; one niece, Michelle Warner, Charleston; one nephew, Eric Dalton, Wilmington, Del.; one uncle, James Simonton, Parkersburg.

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Corwin Mowrey; one daughter, Beverly Simonton; his paternal grandparents, Coleman and Delphia Simonton; and his maternal grandparents, Emory and Lelah Kelly.

Mr. Simonton was a member of the Wince Chapel United Methodist Church, Pike, and the Parkersburg Lodge AF&AM. He was a warehouse technician for Exel and a U.S. Army veteran.

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

William Lee Wacowski

PHILIPPI -- William Lee Wacowski, 57, of Route 1, Philippi, died Monday, May 22, 2000, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 19, 1942, a son of Joseph and Nellie Holt Wacowski.

Surviving is his wife, Linda Wacowski.

Also surviving are three stepdaughters, Mrs. Glenvil (Melanie) Ratliff, Coalton, Mrs. Andrew (Vanessa) Price, Core, and Cynthia Shaffer, Philippi; one stepgranddaughter, Jamie Leigh Ratliff, Elkins; five sisters, Mrs. Greg (Virginia) Pulice, Mrs. Nicholas (Anna Kay) Tennis and Mrs. Jean Christafaro, all of Clarksburg, Miss Barbara Wacowski, Bridgeport, Mrs. Lewis (Alice) Wortman, Geneva, Ohio, and Mrs. Charles (Frances) Nordling, Huntington; one broher, John R. Wacowski, Mt. Clare; and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Mr. Wacowski was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and retired from UCAR Carbon Co. in Anmoore. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573.

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