September 28, 1936 ~ June 24, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Alice “Tootie” Gilpin, 83, of Austin, KY passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. A daughter of the late Nola and James Carver. Tootie was born on September 28, 1936. Tootie worked in sewing factories for 42 years and was a member of the Tracy Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking for her boys and those who visited. She loved spending time on her farm, checking the cattle and visiting with family and friends. We will miss her fun loving spirit!

She married the late Douglas Turner and is survived by three sons: Rickey Turner of Glasgow, Ronnie (Debbie) Turner of Glasgow, Terry (Wanda) Turner of Austin. Other survivors include: 3 brothers: Joe, Beatty and Donald Carver; 1 sister Mary Bell Parrish; 4 grandchildren: Brandon (Ashley) Turner, Alicia Turner, Ben (Victoria) Turner, Zack Turner; 2 sweet great grandchildren, Lily and Brooklynn Turner and several nieces and nephews. Tootie found 15 more wonderful years with her husband John Gilpin, who survives. Other survivors include 5 step-children: Cathy (Dru) Federspiel, Teresa (George) Morgan, Sherry (Jim) Ryan, Dale Gilpin, Charles “Chuck” Gilpin; 11 step-grandchildren: Todd Federspiel, Michael (Allison) Federspiel, Chris (Tammy) Morgan, Brad (Jennifer) Morgan, Tiffany (Shaun Scruggs) Held, Rachel Held, Nicole (Eric) Vanmeter, Brittany (Brad) Wellington, Jessica (Michael) Shaw, Shawn (Angie) Gilpin, Ashley Gilpin and many precious step-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Tootie was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Wilton, Earl, Alfred Carver, 4 sisters: Jeanetta Kingrey, Beatrice Chambers, Elva Rutherford, Mildred Carver.

Due to Covid-19 distancing regulations, A private viewing will be for immediate family only. A public graveside service will be at Happy Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2pm Saturday, June 27, 2020. Brother Neil Jeffries will officiate.

A.F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Gilpin. Please share your condolence with the family of Tootie Gilpin at

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  1. With regret for not having had the chance to meet you, Tootie, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to your entire family. Larry and Janet

  2. Grandma Tootie, how grateful I am for the impact and love you shared with your family, and especially your Granddaughter. She is spreading your light and joy.

  3. Tootie you are so loved and will be missed. Some of my fondest memories were when you would come down for music on Saturday night. Your sweet voice and smiles and just the love you shown to everyone . My life is Blessed having known you. My prayers for your family.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Tootie will be missed by so many. I truly loved her so. She had a smile that literally lit up the room when she came in. Always smiling she was and ready to give a big hug. May you all find strength and comfort from our Lord. I know the Lord received a big smile and a big hug when she got to Heaven. Until we meet again Tootie……I love you!!

  5. Ricky: So sorry to hear about your Mom. Wanted you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. So sorry to hear about Tootie. I loved working with her. She was such a wonderful women. Prayers for you and your family

  7. I worked with tootie for many years at handmacher then at carhartt as her floor lady. She was the sweetest person and fun loving spirit She will be greatly missed

  8. Aunt Tootie,
    I’m going to miss your pretty little smile..
    You were always a joy to be around..
    Prayers to all your family and friends…
    Love you!

  9. Daryl and I send our sincere sympathy to all of the family! Tootie raised some good boys and we have always loved and respected the entire family. May God Bless you all during this sad time…..Hugs and Love to you all…💔

  10. Tootsie was one of the kindness women Mike an I have every been around, so enjoyed seeing her outside in the Summer time . She sure will be missed in Austin but she a beautiful Angel now in arms of God. Loved this lady an her children an family, May God comforted you all in this hard time.

  11. She was like a mother to me I enjoyed sitting outside with her and John and stopping by seeing them my heart goes out to her family she will be missed

  12. So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.

    Junior & Lisa Wyatt

  13. I wish we had the opportunity to know you, Tootie. Your legacy lives on in your family and loving and beautiful Granddaughter, Ali. Our hearts go out to your family. We extend our deepest sympathy for your loss and pray for comfort during this difficult time.

    Ray & Maria Robinson

  14. Tootie was the sweetest person! I will always remember her beautiful smile and love she showed to everyone she met! Rest In Peace sweet lady!

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