Kay Dereski McLaughlin, 63, of Hopewell, lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, after a year-long fight. Kay was preceded in death by her husband, John B. McLaughlin; and her father, Stanley W. Dereski, a member of the First Baptist Church and an avid bowler and fisherman.

She is survived by her son, Ryan T. McLaughlin and his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Brittany Kay McLaughlin; mother, Margaret Frances Falls Dereski; two grandchildren, Riley McLaughlin and Wyatt Story; a brother, William Dereski; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Memorial Funeral Home-Gould Chapel, 214 N. 6th Ave., Hopewell, Va. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Billy Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Appomattox Cemetery.

Condolences may be registered at: www.memorialfh.com

Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 19, 2013