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Obituaries

December 5, 2012

Katherine "Kay" Young

— Athens native Katherine “Kay” Neale Young passed away Friday Nov. 30, 2012, at her home on the Tennessee River at the age of 63.

Kay was born June 28, 1949, the daughter of the late William B. and Katherine Nelson Young, and the granddaughter of the late Bruce and Sophie D. Nelson of Athens, and the late Fred H. and Sarah L. Young of South Carolina. Kay was the sister of the late Dr. Bruce Nelson Young of Athens.

She is survived in death by an uncle and numerous cousins, who were part of her extended family. She will be remembered by the large number of friends who loved her.

Kay graduated from Athens High School in 1967. She graduated from Sullins College in Bristol, Va., with an Associate of Arts degree in 1969. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 and Athens College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. She was a businesswoman and farmer.

Kay was a member of First United Methodist Church of Athens. Kay volunteered her time to CASA serving on the board for 15 years as both president and secretary. She was on the Athens Limestone Arts Council board. She served as co-chairman of the entertainment committee for the Hospice Chili Challenge as well as co-chairman of Let's Pretend Hospital. She was treasurer of H.U.G.S., (help unite, guide and support for children) and she gave generously of her time to LEARN-TO-READ. She also was a Master Gardener.

Kay’s’ greatest passion was travel and she traveled extensively throughout her life. She shared this passion with others during her employment at Cook Travel of Athens for the past 15 years. Kay embraced life and was forever curious. She was a renowned cook and loved to entertain at her river home. Kay was a creative bridge player of 40 years and will be forever missed every other Friday at 11. She was a lifelong animal lover and is survived by her beloved dog and two cats.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Athens City Cemetery with Penne Laubenthal officiating. Limestone Chapel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to: Peace, Love & Animals, 19135 Nuclear Plant Road, Tanner, AL 35671, or Humane Society of Limestone County, P.O. Box 1699, Athens, AL 35612.

Sign the online guestbook at limestonechapel.comhttp://limestonechapel.com.

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