WORTON — J. Francis States, 71, of Worton, Md. passed away with his sister Darlene and cousin Peggy by his side on Jan. 8, 2021 at Shore Medical Center at Easton, Md.

Francis was born on July 3, 1949, son of the late John W. and Catherine Kemp States. He was raised in Queen Anne’s County where he was a 1967 graduate of Queen Anne’s County High School. He worked for Buckingham Farms, Chino Farms and Southern States but enjoyed working for Country Heritage Partnership, the Dill Family where he was Grain Manager. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trips to Lancaster and his daily ride through Kent County.

Along with his parents, he was preceded by his wife Deborah Dixon States in 1995 and his brother Roger Lee States in 2019.

Francis is survived by his sister Darlene States Mutolo and her husband Joseph of Vero Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Teresa States; special cousin Peggy States Edwards; niece Jennifer Hanks (Brian); nephews Michael Mutolo and Matthew States; three great-nieces, a great-nephew, many cousins and the Dill Family.

A viewing and funeral were held Tuesday, Jan. 12 in the Galena Funeral Home of Stephen L. Schaech, Galena, Md. Burial was in Galena Cemetery.

Memorials may be offered to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

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