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Lori Starlene Palmer

September 30, 1974 — May 31, 2021

Lori Starlene Palmer, age 46, of Murphy, passed away Monday, May 31, 2021, at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital in Murphy. Ms. Palmer was born September 30, 1974, in Andrews, NC to the late Kenneth Kilby and Jennie Silvers Kilby. Lori worked as an assembly line worker for Coats America. She enjoyed painting, fishing, and spending time with friends. She was preceded in death her by father, Kenneth Kilby.

Survivors include her mother, Jennie Silvers Gibson, father, Stephen Gibson, sons, Tyler (Tashenia) Wilson and Ryan (Bobbie Jean Williams) Palmer, significant other, William Dean Rogers, step-brother, Justin (Shannon) Sampson, aunts & uncles, Mike (Paula) Sharp, Amy Austin, Joe (Shelly) Silvers, and Lisa (Mick) Rhyne, step-uncle, J.C. Gibson, grandchildren, Peyton Wilson, Isaac Palmer, and Elijah Palmer.

Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at
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