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February 13, 2001

Obituaries for 2/14



Eston M. Allen

HANCOCK - Eston Maine Allen, 76, of Tulip Lane, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, at his home.

Born March 31, 1924, in Great Cacapon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Virgil Donovan and Lucinda Ellen Gaither Allen.

He had been employed by Pile Drivers Local 2311 in Washington, D.C.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1941-42.

He was a Protestant.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Lorraine Nichols Allen of Hancock, whom he married June 17, 1987; two daughters, Deborah Susan Luskey of Waldorf, Md. and Phyllis Lorraine Santana of Frederick, Md.; five sons, Robert Eston Allen of Florida, and Donald Wayne Allen, Everett J. Allen, Gregory Andrew Allen and Curt Mathew Allen, all of Hancock; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one brother, Eldridge Grant Allen.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St., Hancock. The Rev. Jeff Hawbaker will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Nebo Cemetery in Great Cacapon.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will be open from 2 p.m.

Viola A. Stockslager

BOONSBORO - Viola Alice "Nook" Stockslager, 82, of Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, and formerly of Hagerstown, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Washington County Hospital.

Born April 7, 1918, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Charles and Pearl C. Rohrer Cosey.

Her husband, Albert L. Stockslager, died in 1980.

She was employed in the cafeteria at Fairchild Aircraft for 10 years; and had owned and operated The Nook restaurant in Hagerstown.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by one son, Melvin E. Rose of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Rodney R. Rose and Randy E. Rose, both of Greencastle, Pa., Cindy J. Myers of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Nadine E. Barnhart of Clear Spring; eight great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson; two nieces; and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Cosey.

Graveside services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown. The Rev. Ernest Thompson will officiate.

Friends may call at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today and Thursday.

Dorothy S. Trumpower

WILLIAMSPORT - Dorothy Susan Trumpower, 95, of 16505 Virginia Ave., and formerly of Halfway, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at Homewood Retirement Center.

Born Jan. 28, 1906, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Charles U. and Alice E. Wolfinger McKinsey.

Her husband, Garnett W. Trumpower, died in 1968.

She retired from Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturer in Hagerstown; and had been employed by Hagerstown Leather Co.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

She was past president of Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway Auxiliary, Halfway Senior Citizens and Democratic Women's Organization; and a member of VFW Auxiliary to W.D. Byron Post 1936 in Hagerstown, and Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her caretaker, JoAnn Schiller of Williamsport.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey Mae Trumpower.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Williamsport. The Rev. Fred M. Harris will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

It is requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial donations may be made to Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway, 11114 Lincoln Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Osborne Funeral Home in Williamsport.

William H. Caution

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - William Henry Caution, 86, of 151 S. Coldbrook Ave., died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, at his home.

Born Sept. 14, 1914, in Mercersburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Keyser and Anna Thornton Caution.

His wife, Irene V. Wilson Caution, died in 1980.

He retired from Con-Edison in New York.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He attended St. James AME Zion Church in Chambersburg.

He was a member of AARP Chapter 1507 in Chambersburg.

He is survived by one sister, Luella Crittenden of Chambersburg; one brother, Lawrence Caution of Chambersburg; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Dizard.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Revs. Edwin Singletary and James Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Parklawns Memorial Gardens in Chambersburg.

Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Roy C. Cox Jr.

RUIDOSO, N.M. - Roy Culrose "Buddy" Cox Jr., 76, of Ruidoso, N.M., and formerly of Hagerstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home.

Born Aug. 30, 1924, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Roy C. Sr. and Myrtle I. Myers Cox.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the European Theater.

He was employed by Fairchild in Hagerstown, and NASA in Las Cruces, N.M., before retiring. He owned and operated Cox Aircraft Maintenance L.L.C. in Ruidoso.

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