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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE TUESDAY, AUGUST 13- THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013 9 Obituaries )) Doris M. Wilson, school bus contractor Doris M. Wilson, 84, of Sea- ford, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Doris was a school bus con- tractor for the state of Delaware for many years and then worked for the Canteen at the DuPont Company in Seaford until she retired. She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, an avid reader and loved ceramics and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Barry Wil- son (Luanne), Lorraine Miller, Linda Dickens (Ken), Bruce Wil- son (Karen), and John Mark Wilson (Debbie); seven grand- children, Kristi Gore, Crystal Benson (Tyler), Matthew Dick- ens (Danielle), Lauren Carey, Ashley Dickens, Jessica Berg (Jorgen) and Mark Wilson; four great-grandchildren, Emma and Chloe Gore, Mason Wiedmann, and Perry Dickens; brothers, Warren and HoIlis Hearn; and sister, Kathleen Truitt Hastings. She was predeceased by sisters Mildred Morgan, Isabelle Chan- dler and Evelyn Marvil; brothers Francis, Boyce, Lee, Chester and Manning Hearn; and son-in-law Larry Miller. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Rd Sea- ford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Opal Lynn Ranton, retired surgical nurse Opal Lynn Giles Ranton, 73, of Alexandria, La passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Milford. Opal was born in Houston, Texas, to Eugene and Mary Giles Feb. 21, 1940, and was raised in Shreveport, La. She was pre- ceded in death by her parents of Shreveport, La.; her brother, Eugene Giles of Mentone, Ala.; her loving husband, Richard Wayne Ranton of Alexandria; her stepson Michael Todd Ranton of Olla, La.; and her daughter, Kathy Lynn Pratt of Milford. Opal gained her bachelor of science degree in nursing and spent many years as a surgi- cal R.N. at Christus St. Francis Cabrini 'Hospital in Alexandria. She also spent the latter part of her career working as a charge nurse for Briarwood Hospital in Alexandria. She saved many lives and touched so many more. Opal was a dedicated mem- ber of Cotile Baptist Church in Boyce, La and she continued to practice her faith when she relocated to Delaware. Opal was also a creative wom- an of many talents. She had a photographic memory and she made friends easily, always will- ing to help others in any way she could. She was an accomplished children's novel writer; she paint- ed and drew life like portraits and landscapes, and over the years, she played her guitar and sang in local upscale restaurants. Most of all, Opal was a loyal New Orleans Saints fan. With season tickets and all her fan gear in hand, she and Wayne attended every home game and numerous away games for many years. When she could no longer attend, she never missed a tele- vised or radio-aired game. Opal is survived by her sis- ter, Patsy Putnam and husband Charles of Madison, Ala.; son James Pratt of Lake Stevens, Wash.; son Stephen Pratt and wife Janis Hanwell of Lewes; daughter Shirley (Dee) Con- away of Georgetown; daughter Barbara Passwaters and her hus- band Dave of Milford; and two stepsons, Terry Ranton and wife Carol of Olla, La and Ricky Ranton and wife Sally of La- fayette, La. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews; many grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m Sunday, Aug. 18, in the chapel at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, 701 Jackson St Alexandria, La. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Opal's honor to: Cotile Baptist Church, 8735 Hwy. 1200, Boyce, LA 71409. Sandra L States, greatest prankster Sandra L. States, 71, of Mills- boro, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully sur- rounded by her loving family Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at her home. Mrs. States was born in Wilm- ington Nov. 21, 1941, daughter of the late Lawrence and Thelma (Graham) Fisher. Sandra will be remembered as the greatest prankster and a passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan. Her greatest love however, was her fam- ily as she was Sandra Statesdevoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grand- children. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband Morris "Sam', States; a daughter Shirlann; a sister, Carol Fisher and a brother, Larry Fisher. She is survived by a daughter, Belinda and her husband Tom; four sons, Billy, Chucky, Robert and his wife Linda and Michael and his fi- anc6 Lisa; 12 grandchildren, Willey, Jamie and her husband Greg, Dawn and her husband Jason, Traci and her husband Bud, Jen and her husband Mike, Julie, Tommy, Bobby and his wife Dominique, Kristen, Chris, Ctrarlie and Nathan; 21 great- grandchildren and a sister, Donna Slavin. Services and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Sandra's name to the Tunnell Cancer Center, 18941 John J. Wil- liams Hwy Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. years: Norman L. Jester. LeonaP,Jester, Leona is survived by two daughters,Evelyn Metz and hus- Stockley retiree band Edward, and June Gravenor; Leona P. Jester, 94, of George- four grandchildren, Bruce Grave- town, passed away Thursday, nor and wife Dana, Leona Davis Aug.8, 2013, at the home of her and husband Mark, Charlotte daughter. Rittner, Michael Metz and wife Leona worked as a CNA atMarry; five great-grandchildren, Stockley Center in Georgetown Lois Ann, Andrew, Ashley, Mark for 27 years, retiring in 1984. James and Sean; and four great- She was preceded in death by great-grandchildren. her parents: Frank and Maggie Continued on page 10 Lofland; and her husband of 52 '] "J"~ 2 Where s ff a tric,a. Hairstyling for Men and Women 28 years' experience. Formerly of Holiday Hair. Call for appointments. Walk-ins welcome. Tues, - Thurs. gain - 4pro 302-227-2036 Branch Rd Karls Korner PERSONAL CARE MEAL PREPARATION LIGHT HOUSEKEEPING ERRANDS El: SHOPPING TRANSPORTATION COMPANIONSHIP . RESPITE FOR FAMILIES Atzheimer's/Dementia, Parkinson's, Stroke Care SpeciaLists From a few hours to 2417 care .America's Ctioice in .'lfomecare Vk An ge IS ) Discover Bank. Where every customer is Celebrating over 100 years of service Banking Hours Lobby a neighbor. in Sussex County! 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