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Obituaries for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000

Pauline M. Ash

SALEM -- Pauline M. Ash, 85, of Newark, Del., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Christiana Hospital, Newark.

She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Big Battle, a daughter of the late Jesse and Eska Hutson Ford.

Her husband, S. Preston Ash, preceded her in death in October of 1999.

Surviving are one daughter, Valerie A. Woodruff and husband, Frank, Bear, Del.; four sisters, Maxine Ford, Salem, Marjorie Overstreet, Austin, Texas, Velora Howerton, Lusby, Md., and Udora Keys, Bunker Hill; three brothers, Homer Ford, Salem, Jesse Ford Jr., Bridgeport, and Okey Ford, Richmond, Ohio; two grandchildren, Scott Woodruff, Newark, and Sheri Woodruff, Chicago, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Forrest Ford and two infant sons.

Mrs. Ash was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church, Weirton.

Gary Ray Ashcraft

ABINGDON, Md. -- Gary Ray Ashcraft, 54, of Edgewood, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence.

He was born in Havre de Grace, a son of Lillie Marie Mitchell Ashcraft, Edgewood, and the late Harry Raymond Ashcraft.

Also surviving are one brother, Steven D. Ashcraft and wife, Marj E., Baltimore; one sister-in-law, Sharon E. Ashcraft, two nephews, Brian W. Ashcraft and Matthew D. Ashcraft, all of Sicklerville, N.J.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald G. Ashcraft.

Mr. Ashcraft was a criminal records supervisor for the Baltimore County Police. He worked in interior design for several years and also in real estate.

He enjoyed car shows and had an interest in art and car design.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery, Shinnston, W.Va., with the Rev. Toni Beecher officiating.

Donald Z. Fortney

SHINNSTON -- Donald Z. Fortney, 73, of Homasassa Springs, Fla., formerly of Enterprise, died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his residence following a sudden illness.

He was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Enterprise, a son of the late Earl D. and Zana O. Davis Fortney.

His wife of 51 years, Vesta Lee Campbell Fortney, whom he married May 7, 1949, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Samuel E. Fortney, Enterprise; five grandchildren, Kenneth Mick, Donnie Yost, Sherrie Cummings, Jeremy Chad Fortney, Chelsey D. Fortney; two great-grandchildren, Curtis Gilbert and Leann Cummings; two sisters, Virginia Spencer, Silver Spring, Md., and Leta M. Haller, Dundalk, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Donna Lee Yost; one sister, Betty O. Alveraz; and one brother, Earl Dean Fortney.

Mr. Fortney was a coal miner, having retired from Consolidation Coal Co.'s Williams Mine. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 31, Shinnston, the United Mine Workers of America, Fairmont, and the First Assembly of God Church, Homasassa.

Friends may call at Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Don Skidmore officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Full military burial rites will be accorded.

George 'Buck' Harris

GLENVILLE -- George "Buck" Harris, 81, of Long Shoel community, Gilmer County, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 11, 1919, in Gilmer County, a son of the late M.L. "Mart" and Hallie McCullough Harris.

Surviving are two sisters, Mable Ruth Wine, Dusk Camp, and Chloe Ellen Allen, Oak Hill; one brother, Alva Harris, Jane Lew; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Ocie Marie Shipman and two brothers, Hoy Harris and Worthy Harris.

Mr. Harris was a farmer and Methodist.

Ione Marie Rogers Harrison

CLARKSBURG -- Ione Marie Rogers Harrison, 74, formerly of 134 Ridenour St., Clarksburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at a local nursing home following an extended illness.

She was born March 15, 1926, in Sutton, a daughter of the late Nathan and Myrtle Lawson Rogers Frame.

Her husband, Elbert G. "Jack" Harrison Jr., preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gregory J. Harrison and wife, Lois, Weston; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra LeBrun-Evans and husband, Woody, Alexandria, Va., Darlene S. Beverly and husband, James, and Debbie A. Canoand and husband, Tom, all of Clarksburg; nine grandchildren, Chad LeBrun, Amie Brewer, Christina Barberio, Jacqueline Harrison, Harrison Beverly, Elizabeth, Jessica, Joel, and Seth Cano; one great-grandchild, Zachery Fleming; one sister, Lena Spadafore, North View; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Rogers, one infant brother and one sister, Virginia Firth.

Mrs. Harrison was a retired factory worker from Anchor Hocking Glass Factory. She was a member of the Clarksburg Bowling Association and attended the New Life Christian Center.

Family and friends will be received at Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Dr., Route 98, Clarksburg, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where the funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, with Pastor Gordon Shoemaker officiating. Interment will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Joseph Hyman

BRIDGEPORT -- Joseph Hyman, 79, of 409 Southern Ave., Stonewood, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 4, 1921, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Allie and Lucy Ellison Hyman.

Surviving is his wife, Loretta Jean Ware Hyman, whom he married Oct. 23, 1946.

Also surviving are four sons, Robert and wife Mary Hyman, Choctaw, Okla., William and wife Rebecca Hyman, Winchester, Va., David and wife Julia Hyman, Clarksburg, and Daniel Hyman, Fairmont; 10 grandchildren, Michael and wife Casey Hyman, Steven and wife Ani Hyman, Shelly and husband Gordon Dulcich, Jennifer Hyman, all of California, John Hyman and Joseph Hyman, both of Oklahoma, Amy Lynn Hyman, Martinsburg, William Joseph Hyman, Shepherdstown, Kerrie Ann Hyman, Bridgeport, and Kimberly Jean Hyman, Clarksburg; one stepgranddaughter, Elaine Bosley, Clarksburg; three great-granddaughters, Rayanne Osburn and Cassandra Hurley and baby Samantha Hyman, all of Mariposa, Calif.; two brothers, Burton Hyman, Summit Park, Hassan "Skip" Hyman, Clarksburg; three sisters, Jean Hyman, Summit Park, Helen Burnside, Bridgeport, and Ethel Mitchell, Philippi.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mabel Sandy and Mae Dixon and one brother, Sam Hyman.

Mr. Hyman retired from the U.S. Postal Service with 20 years of service as a letter carrier and 10 years service as a supervisor.

He had three years and three months military service in the U.S. Army, serving with the 80th Infantry Division, 314th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A. He was a gunner on a 105 mm howitzer and also served as battery liaison to Headquarters Battery. He served eight months in combat with the 80th Division and received the European Medal with three battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, the American Defense ribbon and the Normandy Invasion Medal.

He was a life member of the 80th Division Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Meuse-Argonne Post No. 573, Clarksburg. He was also a member of the Battle of the Bulge Veterans Association, retired honorary member of the Stonewood Volunteer Fire Department, member of Branch No. 817 National Association of Letter Carriers, National Association of Postal Supervisors and a former member of the Stonewood City Council.

Mr. Hyman attended the Congregational Missionary Church in Stonewood.

Friends will be received at the Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Richard Settles and the Rev. S.V. Green officiating. Interment will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown.

Eberhard K. Neuhaus

CLARKSBURG -- Eberhard K. Neuhaus, 78, formerly of Route 2, Mount Clare, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2000, at a local nursing home.

He was born March 11, 1922, in Frankfort, Germany, a son of the late Josef Neuhaus.

His wife, Olga Neuhaus, survives.

Also surviving are one son, Edward Neuhaus, Seminole, Fla.

Mr. Neuhaus was a retired owner of a hardware store.

A service of remembrance will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Kenneth Wayne 'Ken' Snyder

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Snyder, 55, a native of Clarksburg, W.Va., and a resident of Baton Rouge, died at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge.

He was the son of Roanna Gay Angiulli, Clarksburg.

His wife of 23 years, Carolyn Boyce Snyder, survives.

Also surviving are his stepfather, Michael Angiulli, Clarksburg; one daughter, Tracy Maria Snyder, Gonzales; one son, Travis Michael Snyder, Baton Rouge; two sisters, Sheryl Figley, Naples, Fla., and Mary Ann Preston, Fairmont, W.Va.; and two brothers, John Angiulli and Michael Angiulli Jr., both of Clarksburg.

Michael C. Wyckoff

GRAFTON -- Michael C. Wyckoff, 52, of Pearl Street, Grafton, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his camp on the Buckhannon River.

He was born on Dec. 3, 1948, a son of Norma Kelley Wyckoff, Grafton, and the late Gerald V. Wyckoff.

His wife of 31 years, Maryln Rager Wyckoff, survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Pam) Slaton, Grafton; one son, Tom Wyckoff and wife, Holly, Fairmont; one granddaughter, Kendra Slaton, Grafton; one brother, Jeff Wyckoff and wife, Nancy, Grafton; two sisters-in-law, Frances Colebank and husband, Bob, Simpson, and Emma Taylor and husband, Sam, Grafton; three brothers-in-law, Richard Rager and wife, Sue, Grafton, David Rager and wife, Linda, Westernport, Md., and Phil Rager and wife, Tina, Waverly; one aunt, Mary Alice Gillespie and husband, Dink, Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Wyckoff was a graduate of Grafton High School and was employed by Fourco Glass for 25 years, as a counter, and also worked at Ozite, West Virginia Industrial School for Boys and Knotts Pallet Co.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a Vietnam veteran having served in the U.S. Army.

Family and friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 2-9 p.m. and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, the day and time of the service, with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the West Virginia National Cemetery.

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