Laurel Masters

Services for Laurel Pierce Masters, 66 yrs., will be conducted from Harrod Brothers Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012, with Doctor Glenn Birkett officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ms. Masters passed away Friday, December 21, 2012, at her residence.

Laurel was born March 3, 1946, in Franklin Co., KY, to the late William Hutcheson and Helen Cronhamn Pierce.

She retired as an Inheritance Tax Examiner for the Revenue Cabinet after 31 years of service. She was a member of Highland Christian Church and attended Crossroads Christian Church, Lexington. She was a loving mother, proud grandmother and devoted friend.

She was very involved with her family, especially the grandchildren’s sporting activities. She loved UK basketball, always wore blue and white on game days, and cried at every Senior night. She was a planner, remembering everyone’s birthdays, and was a whiz with numbers. She enjoyed her vacations at Disney and the beach, and donated her time, money, and talents to several charitable organizations, as well as small acts of kindness for everyone she encountered.

She is survived by Son, David W. (Becky) Masters, Richmond; Daughter, Diana L. (Mike) Smith, Lexington; Brother, Jim (Reba) Pierce; and four grandchildren, Corbin, Caroline, Brady, and Drew.

The family asks that you consider expressions of sympathy in Laurel’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777 in lieu of flowers.

Todd Ritter, Chay Ritter, Matt Hoehner, Bill Allen, Richard Smith, and Jason Feddersen will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Jon Tucker, Patrick McDowell, Gary Ritter, Mike Perry, Ken Smith, Don Redd, and Caregiver, Linda Tincher.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home; condolences may be shared via the online guest book at

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