The following obit is here with permission of the Bradford County Telegraph, in Bradford County,
LAKE BUTLER-Sterling M. Esford, 48, of Lake Butler, died Monday, Sept. 1,
2003, at his residence following an apparent heart attack.
born in Utica, N.Y., Mr. Esford moved to Lake Butler in 1970. He was a major
with the Department of Correction at Reception Medical Center, West Unit, for 18
years. For the last five years he was a jail supervisor with the Union County
Mr. Esford is survived by: two daughters, Shelly Ennis and Sherry Esford, both of
Lake Butler; his parents Donald M. Esford Sr. and Belle Esford, both of Lake
Butler; two brothers, Donald M. Esford Jr. and Harold Esford, both of Lake Butler;
two sisters, Lynn Taylor of Lake City and Maureen (Reenie) Parish of Lake
Butler; the mother of his children, Cathy Wagner and three grandchilren.
Funeral services for Mr. Esford will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, at 11 a.m. in
the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with the Rev. Terry Blakeslee
officiating with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003,
from 6-8 p.m.
Note: I am of no relation, but my sympathies go out to those of you who are.
This is here as a lasting memorial for Mr. Esford.