Feb. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Mildred “Millie” Lyle Keller, age 73, of Sanford passed away from lung cancer on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

She was born on February 1, 1941 in Kingsport, TN to the late Ben Crumely and Martha Ella Warner Crumely. Those who loved her, affectionately knew her as MeMe. MeMe was a loving, kind-hearted, beautiful woman, mother, and grandmother.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters: Cathy Browski of Hampstead, NC and Cynthia “Tracy” Hardy of Sanford and six granddaughters: Erin, Miranda, Ali, Kayla, Danielle, and Courtney, as well as her dog, “Lilly."

At her request, there will be no service. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a cancer organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Miller-Boles Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Sanford is serving the family.

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SANFORD — Almeta Crump, 88, of 3012 Kahlif Court, Sanford, died Thursday (2/6/14) at Sanford Rehab. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Marian Davis, 92, of 700 Westover Drive, Sanford, died Saturday (2/1/14) at Community Home Care and Hospice.

She was born in Lee County in 1921 to the late Isaac and Carrie Staten. She was a member of New Endland Church. She was raised by her aunts and grandmother, Annette Avant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Davis, and a son, Monroe Davis.

She is survived by her daughter, Ethel Faye Davis of Sanford; a nephew and a cousin.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Endland AME Zion Church. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.

Arrangements are by Knotts Funeral Home.