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Deborah Parrish Gilpin

September 3, 1955 — February 17, 2024

Deborah Parrish Gilpin passed away on February 17, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, the legendary Larry Gilpin. Her super daughter, Miranda Zottman, and husband, Corey. Her super son, Aaron Gilpin, and wife, Meredith. Along with three very special grandchildren, whom she adored, John and Jack Zottman and Cora Gilpin. She is also survived by a host of other family and friends. She was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and very faithful fan of the Wildcats. She attended the first games ever held in Rupp Area and Commonwealth Stadium. She was employed by Fruit of the Loom from 1973 to 1980 and then again from 1982 to 1998, where she gained a love for sewing. In addition to a quilting hobby, Debbie was an excellent seamstress. From 1981 to 1982, she was employed at Laurene’s Bridal Shop where she began specializing in formal dresses. Over the last several years, she was well known in Taylor and the surrounding counties for making alterations. She was a favorite for those needing adjustments made to their wedding, prom or pageant dresses. Many local ladies have worn dresses which were held with Debbie’s skillful stitching. She loved her community and the people within it. She was an active member of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 40 years. She served as the Vice President of the Taylor County 4H Council for a time. She was also a member of the Taylor County Historical Society and had a passion for the genealogy of her family and those within the area. She had previously acted as the President of the Hiestand House Museum Foundation. She also very proud to be a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th at Parrott and Ramsey Funeral Home. Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21st. Burial is to follow in Brookside Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bill Gardner, Bill Gilpin, Chris Kidwell, Gary Parrish, Larry Parrish and Johnny Pike. In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Taylor Regional Archive Center or Ronald McDonald House Charities and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.
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