|Death: ||Jul. 17, 2011|
ALPHIN Neeley Keith,
beloved wife of Andy Alphin, died Sun. July 17, 2011 at her home after a short illness. Neeley was the daughter of the late General James W. Little and Jane K. Little. She is survived by her son, Eric Elam, her step son, Richard B. (Kendra) Alphin, and grandchildren, Anna, McKinley, Emelia and Isabella. Neeley attended the University of California at Berkley and the University of Kentucky and was a life long environmentalist. Neeley's passion for protecting the environment did not go unnoticed. She was employed by the Lee County court in the capacity of grant writer, Solid Waste Coordinator and Director of Solid Waste until her retirement. She received several prestigious awards and recognition for her dedicated service to Lee County, the state of Kentucky and nationally. One such award included Governor Patton's public recognition of one of Neeley's innovative ideas by presenting her with his own coveted award for outstanding leadership for establishing the Lee County Solid Waste Court at his state conference on the environment. She was recognized locally, as well, for more innovative thinking with her pilot white goods buy-back program in Lee County. This program was emulated regionally and proved to be the most cost effective means of removing waste metal from our rivers and streams. Harvard University also looked at this program as a candidate for their most innovative project award and it ranked within the top five projects submitted nationally. In Lexington she served on the board of directors of the Legacy Home Ministry, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing to elderly women of low income. Services 1:30pm Thu at Milward-Broadway followed by private services in the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation Thurs. From 11:30am until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Lexington Salvation Army, 736 W. Main St., Lexington, KY 40508.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on July 20, 2011
Created by: cherokee
Record added: Jul 19, 2011
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