Obituaries for Dec. 15

Dec. 15, 2012 @ 05:00 AM

Millard Wayne Bruton Sr.

SANFORD — Millard Wayne Bruton Sr., 71, died Friday (12/14/12).

He was born on Feb. 28, 1941 in Lee County, to the late Millard Hayward Bruton and Daisy Lamm Bruton. He was a veteran of his country and served in the United States Army. He was a member of Swann Station Baptist Church. He retired from Magnetti-Marelli.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sally Doran Bruton; three sons, Millard Wayne Bruton Jr. and wife Stacey, and Kevin Bruton and wife Sandy, all of Sanford; and Gary Bruton and wife Amy of California; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Ida Lee Schmidt and husband Leon of California.

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Swann Station Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Blackmon officiating. Burial will follow at Cameron-Grove Cemetery.

A visitation will be held today from 6 until 8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial should be made to Swann Station Baptist Church or to Liberty Hospice of Sanford.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


Virginia W. Stephens

SANFORD — Virginia W. Stephens, age 87, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 14, 2012 at her home.

Virginia was born on March 30, 1925, in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Fannie B. Wallace and Lacey Wallace. She owned and operated Steve’s Kennels for 50+ years and loved all animals, family, and camping but most of all her husband Wilbur. She was preceded in death by her son, Wilbur Ralph Stephens Jr.; sister, Fannie Humphreys and brother, Billy Wallace.

She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years, Wilbur R. Stephens Sr.; a daughter, Barbara Cashion and husband Barry of Sanford; grandchildren, Steve Stephens (Lee), Debbie Dollar, Eric Cashion (Ginny) and Kimberly Davidson (Rafe); nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the family home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rocky Fork Christian Church with the Rev. Misty Mowery officiating. Burial will follow at the Buffalo Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Rocky Fork Christian Church Fellowship Hall for lunch, after the conclusion of the burial.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by the Smith Funeral Home of Broadway.

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