OBITUARY: Mary ‘Frances’ Milliken


Mary “Frances” Milliken, age 90, of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed peacefully at her home on the family farm surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

Mrs. Milliken was born on October 26, 1932, in Ashland City, Tennessee, to the late Verner & Katherine Darrow Binkley.

She was a homemaker who attended Friendship Free Will Baptist Church and dearly loved her church family.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Tillman Milliken; brothers, Charles, Lytle, and Wallace Binkley; and her infant son.

Survivors include her daughters, Shirley (David) Bradley and Judy (Ricky) Harris; sisters, Darlene Milliken and Kathleen Johnson; grandchildren, Stacy (Terry) Knight and Molly (Jason) Hudgens; great-grandchildren, Makayla Knight, Bradley Hudgens, and Henry Hudgens; and numerous loving nieces & nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at Friendship Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland City at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 24th, with Bro. Cecil Boswell officiating. She will be eulogized by her grandchildren. Burial will follow in Blue Springs Cemetery with family serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday, June 23rd from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Saturday at the church from 9:00 AM until the hour of service at 11:00 AM.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Pink Out For Hope, Inc., P.O. Box 263, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 or to Blue Springs Cemetery for cemetery maintenance.

AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME in Pleasant View is in charge of these arrangements. 6316 Highway 41A, Pleasant View, Tennessee 37146 (615) 746-4433


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