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Poplar Springs United Methodist Church
Thursday July 5th, 2018

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Laura Kay Shepherd

Laura Kay Palmer Shepherd, 72 of Rock Hill, SC, formerly of Sanford passed away Friday June 29, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 4:00pm Thursday at Carbonton United Methodist Church Cemetery.


Mrs. Shepherd was born in Randolph Co, a daughter of the late James Otis Palmer and Nellie Hucks Palmer. She graduated from Sanford Central High School. She was a member of the State Champion Softball Team. After the death of her mother, Kay moved to Rock Hill, SC to take a managerial position until her retirement in 2013.


Mrs. Shepherd is survived by her brother, Robert Stephen Palmer and wife Nancy of Siler City; sisters, Susanne Marie Palmer Bailey and husband Gordon of Sanford, and Judy Patricia Palmer Sprouse and husband Kenneth R, of Sanford; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and her beloved cat, Callie.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Lending Paws a Hand, PO Box 765, Sanford, NC 27331.



The Deep River bridge at Carbonton is out. The Cemetery must be accessed from Goldston or Carthage.



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First knew of Kay when I moved to Sanford. She and Steve coached a team, I played on another. Years later, worked with her at Zayers, and played many years on the same softball team. We won many seasons and tournaments! She was an awesome player.. friend... co-worker. Always smiling, and that giggle!! God Bless the family, shell truly be missed, but Im sure she has reunited with a few of the Sanford 76ers team and organizing a comeback!

Roxanne Symes Fitzpatrick Jul 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Shepherd

Ginny Jul 7 2018 12:00 AM

Pat, Sue and Steve I just got a call telling me of Kay's passing. I am so sorry to hear this. She was a very special friend. I can't really put into words how much I thought of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Betty Jo and Ricky May

Betty Jo and Ricky May Jul 7 2018 12:00 AM

Kay was the best

Pat McCauley Thomas Jul 6 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Shepherd family, I am so sorry to have read of the recent death of your loved one Laura. Please accept my most sincere condolences. May you find the comfort from the Scriptures at John 5:28,29 where Jehovah God promises a resurrection of our loved ones through his son Christ Jesus. And then the wonderful hope in the near future to the end of all the causes for our sufferings including sickness and death promised at Revelation 21:3-5. When I've lost loved ones these Scriptures have comforted me as I hope they will help your family also. In your time of need may God's loving arms surround your family during this most difficult time of your lives. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.

Trudy Nowell Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

I remember many a softball game playing against Kay. Not a stronger competitor. So sorry for your loss. God Bless your family.

Rebecca Hyland Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

Friends in school at Sanford Central High School, my prayers for family.

Sharon West McDonald Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Shepherd

Johnny Lipscomb Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

Steve, Sue and Pat, remember all the good times we had at MYF. These times were some of the best times of our young lives thanks to Jim and Jewell Benner. May God hold you close during this time of sorrow. Love to all.Jim Paschal

Jim Paschal Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Shepherd

Peggy Sprouse Jul 3 2018 12:00 AM

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