March 2, 1933 ~ November 25, 2020

Born in: Blackshear, GA
Resided in: Candler, NC

Louise Tuten Kilpatrick, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Mrs. Kilpatrick was born in Blackshear, GA March 2, 1933, the youngest of eight children of the late Earnest and Azilee Henderson Tuten. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Kilpatrick, who was the love of her life, a sister, Marguerite Tuten, and five brothers, Albert Lawton Tuten, Loren Tuten, Lonnie Tuten, Leon Tuten and Paul Tuten.

At various times, Mrs. Kilpatrick had worked at Biltmore Dairy and Square D in data-entry and payroll. In the early 80’s she decided to pursue her lifelong dream and enrolled in Haywood Community College where she graduated with honors receiving her Cosmetology license. With great pride of accomplishment she proceeded to open a successful business known as “Charlie’s Family Salon” having been nicknamed “Charlie” by her grandson where she worked until retirement.

She will be sorely missed and survived by her two daughters, LaNita Cloninger (Jack) and Teresa Holt (Henry); two grandchildren, Justin Cloninger (Kathleen) and Branson Holt (Brittany); four great-grandchildren, Jack David Cloninger, Collins Marie Cloninger, Branson Alexander Holt and Bexley Anne Holt. She is also survived by a stepson, James Kilpatrick (Pam) of Colorado, two step-granddaughters, three step-great grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Dowling Parham of Georgia, several nieces and nephews, all who she loved beyond measure.

She was a faithful member of Ridgeway Baptist Church.

Due to Covid a graveside service with immediate family will be Saturday at Pisgah View Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. So sorry to hear about Louise’s passing. I remember her well from our years at Square D Company. I always enjoyed chatting with her and appreciated the fun times she and her associates had in the “Keypunch Department” in the late 70’s and early 80’s. My condolences to the family.

  2. Louise will be be missed by our family. We all like to talk to her and hear about the great grand babies. rest in peace from Carlene, Sonny and Bobbie.

  3. My heart ❤️ was broken today to hear of the passing my Aunt Louise my dads baby sister. She reminded me of myself in a lot of ways. She was a hot ticket & I loved her. She like my daddy always had a good joke to tell you that leave you in stitches. She always brought a smile to your face. Randy & I invited her & Jack to Washington to the dedication of the World War ll Memorial years ago & she would tell me every time I saw her how much Jack & her enjoyed being there for that ceremony. We had a blast that week with the two of them. Aunt Louise tried to teach me how to make her famous divinity candy. I hope you’ll be looking over my shoulder when I attempt it on my own. Oh Aunt Louise I’ll miss you. I will see you again someday. I love ❤️ you.

  4. To Teresa and LaNita, I was heartbroken to hear of Aunt Louise’s unexpected passing. I am so sorry for your loss and all you are going they at this sad time. Mike and I visited with her a couple of years ago when we were on our way back home from the American Legion games. I enjoyed spending that time with her and she was very gracious. I will keep you and your families in my prayers in the days ahead. Much love, Tammy Tuten Magrath

  5. During this time of sorrow we want to express our deepest sympathy to the family. Hope Teresa and her sister find strength, endurance and peace now and in the future.


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