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Obituary for Kathy Shuford Walker

Kathy Shuford Walker, 68, of Lawndale, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory.

Born in Cleveland County, on May 24, 1953, she was the daughter of Guynell Hastings Shuford of Lawndale and the late William "Bill' Lee Shuford. Kathy was the receptionist for many years for Dr. Maybin in Lawndale and CLECO in Fallston. She found great joy in interacting with patients as they checked in for their appointments. Prior to this she worked as an orthodontic assistant for Dr. John Thompson in Shelby. She was also a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of fifty -two years, Wayne Lee Walker; two children, Sandy Hamrick and husband Rick of Lawndale and Brad Walker and wife Cortney of Shelby; brother, Keith Shuford and wife Jennifer and nephew, Weston Shuford of Boiling Springs; and five grandchildren, Abby Clayton and husband Matt, Clayton Hamrick and wife Mackenzie, Ansley, Addie, and Brooks Walker.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 6, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home. At other times the family will be at the home of Rick and Sandy Hamrick, 1607 W. Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC.

The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM Olive Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Terrill Crump and Dr. Rick Hamrick officiating.

The burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Olive Grove Baptist Church, c/o Eva Walker, 123 Jesse Mountain Road, Casar, NC 28020.

A guest register is available at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.