Cover photo for Laura Kay Shepherd's Obituary
Laura Kay Shepherd Profile Photo
1945 Laura 2018

Laura Kay Shepherd

October 23, 1945 — June 29, 2018

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.



To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Laura Kay Shepherd, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Poplar Springs United Methodist Church

1809 Poplar Springs Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 25

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree