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December 03, 2000

Obituaries for 12/4

Robert L. Easton

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Robert Lee "Ginger" Easton, 68, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born Sept. 16, 1932, in Hancock, he was the son of the late John Edward and Carrie Catherine Hoyle Easton.

He attended Hancock High School.

He worked with Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation, Manassas, Va., and retired as a supervisor in 1980 after 30 years of service. He later operated Bob's Courier Service with One Valley Bank on the Paw Paw, W.Va., to Berkeley Springs route, retiring due to illness on Nov. 10, 2000.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He was a Catholic.

He was a member of Alderton-Dawson American Legion Post 60 and Junior Order of United American Mechanics Council 117, both of Berkeley Springs.


He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Olivia "Lib" Helsley Easton; two daughters, Sheri A. Settle of Culpeper, Va., and Tanya R. Easton of Winchester; a son, Robert Lee Easton II of Bristow, Va.; two sisters, Mary Faraclas of Berkeley Springs, and Connie V. Hovermale of Williamsport; two brothers, John William Easton of Berkeley Springs, and Donald Wayne Pryor of Hagerstown; a foster son, William W. Hewett of Berkeley Springs; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Kelly Easton.

Services and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 2015 Boyd Orchard Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Randy W. Gallion

HANCOCK - Randy W. Gallion, 45, formerly of Western Pike and a resident of Avalon Manor Nursing Home, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 13, 1955, in Texas, he was the son of Deeanna Gallion Stamey of Pensacola, Fla., and the late Gilbert Gallion.

He was formerly employed with Commercial Modular Systems Inc., Hagerstown.

He was a Protestant.

He was a member of Hancock Jaycees.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his stepmother, Jessie Gallion of Hancock; his wife, Katherine Victoria Warnick Gallion, whom he married Aug. 6, 1994; two daughters, Amy McCumbee and Sarah Gallion, both of Hancock; three sons, Justin Gallion of Copperas Grove, Texas, and David Gallion and Michael Bishop, both of Hancock; a sister, Debra McDaniel of Pensacola, a brother, Barry Gallion of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four stepsisters, Marie Shaw of Hancock, Mary Jane Younker and Donna Johnson, both of Hagerstown, and Anna Peck of Warfordsburg, Pa.; two stepbrothers, Charlie Bishop of Hancock, and William Bishop of Berkeley Springs; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepsister, Rose Waugh; and three stepbrothers, Neil Bishop, Robert Bishop and Harry Bishop.

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Katherine V. Gallion in care of Hagerstown Trust, West Main Street, Hancock, MD 21750.

David H. Nichols

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - David Holland Nichols, 77, of Charles Town, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Integrated Health Services of West Virginia, Charles Town.

Born April 7, 1923, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Edgar H. and Julia Bane Nichols.

His wife, Reba Ryman Nichols, died in 1969.

He attended Charles Town High School.

He retired after 50 years as a self-employed farmer in Jefferson County.

He owned and showed Belgian Draft horses.

He was of Protestant faith.

He was a member of Jefferson County Fair Association and American Belgian Association.

He is survived by a sister, Harriet E. Binkley of Charles Town; two nephews, William David Binkley of Charles Town, and Jacob Holland Binkley of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; and three great-nieces.

Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town. The Rev. Wyman Hall will officiate. Burial will be in Edge Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Fire Company, P.O. Box 927, Charles Town, WV 25414.

Margaret E. Williams

WINCHESTER, Va. - Margaret "Pepper Martin" Evelyn Williams, 83, of Winchester, and formerly of Lovettsville, Va., died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Evergreen Health and Rehab Center, Winchester.

Born March 21, 1917, in Cumberland, Md., she was the daughter of the late Luther Oliver and Mary Frances Martin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B. F. Phillips.

She was retired from B&O Railroad, Brunswick, Md., as a clerk.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Brunswick.

She was a member of Transportation and Communications Union.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances Mellott of Orrtanna, Fla., and two grandchildren, Stacy L. Chamblin of Metarie, La., and Steven G. Chamblin of Winchester.

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