June 1, 1913 ~ February 19, 2005

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Cora Shillinglaw Kuykendall, 91, of Asheville, died Saturday, February 19, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born and grew up on the Biltmore Estate and was a daughter of the late James William and Missouri Belle Calloway Knighten. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Henry Tracy Shillinglaw who died in 1971 and L. Herman Kuykendall who died in 1989. Mrs. Kuykendall was retired from J. Pressley Ltd. where she worked as a tailor. She was a gifted seamstress who provided her talents for many family members and friends. She was an active member of Oak Forest Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the 60-Plus-or-Minus Circle and the Pastoral Committee, and was former treasurer of her Sunday school class. Survivors include a daughter, Anne Shillinglaw Phillips of Asheville; two sons, Henry Shillinglaw and his wife Helen of Asheville and Bob Shillinglaw of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday at Oak Forest Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Timothy W. Meredith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 am Tuesday at the church prior to the service.

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  1. Dear Ann, Bob, and Henry:

    It saddens me to hear about the death of your Mother. She was a precious person. I will never forget the times I spent at your house, especially after Church on Sundays. I loved your Mother and Dad. They were both wonderful people.

    I send this note of sympathy to let you know that…

    SOMEWHERE UP IN HEAVEN
    A SYMPHONY IS PLAYING
    SONGS OF SWEET REMEMBRANCE
    AND ANGELS GENTLY PRAYING….

    IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL THERE,
    A MELODY OF GRACE,
    YOUR LOVED ONE’S HOME AT REST,
    SAFE IN GOD’S EMBRACE.

    My love and blessings to all,
    Jimmie Dean Eplee/Parris

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  2. I send my sympathy to you and yours on the death of your mother Cora. I am a granddaughter of James Marvin Knighten and daughter of Bernarr Knighten. I remember your mother only from my childhood and how pretty she and her sister was when they would visit my grandparents. The last time I seen them both was at a Family reunion we had in the 90’s. She was so pretty and a real nice lady. God Bless You and Your family.

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  3. Cora will be miss ever one love core she all way loved for me and j. to come and sing she all way use to ask me all the time when are you comming back to sing I us to work at the manor and she was a very sweet person my prays are with the family God bless you all
    and be with you Linda

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