Darlene Milliken

by Lynn McMillen
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Darlene Milliken Darlene Milliken, age 93, of Joelton, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 o’clock am, Tuesday, November 14th, at Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Pleasant View with Bro. Corey Minter officiating, and she will be eulogized by her great-granddaughter, Peyton Guthrie.

Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Joelton with Butch Rose, Danny Milliken, Jeremy Milliken, Ben Butler, Jason Binkley, Jimmy Ray, Randy Reeder, and Steven “S.T.” Lewis serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Jeffery Binkley, James Binkley, Mike Mulchay, Jeff Harrison, Eddie Butler, Dr. Louis Johnson, Dr. Robert Mangialardi, and Dr. Byron Haitas.

The family will receive friends at Austin & Bell in Pleasant View from 4:00PM-8:00PM on Monday, November 13th, and again on Tuesday beginning at 9:00AM until the hour of service at 11:00AM.

Mrs. Milliken was born in Cheatham County, Tennessee on February 6, 1930 to the late Verner & Katherine Darrow Binkley. She loved her family, cooking, fishing, eating cornbread and buttermilk, cabbage, and turnip greens. She enjoyed cutting her grass, and helping others. Her great-great-granddaughter, Abby Guthrie, kept her very active for the last few years. Mrs. Milliken was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Milliken; son-in-law, Harold Turrentine; sister, Frances Milliken; and brothers Wallace, Charles, and Lytle Binkley.

She is survived by daughters Dean Turrentine, Rita (Jeff) Harrison, Barbie (Eddie) Butler; son, Bud (Edith) Milliken; daughter-in-law, Roanda Milliken; sister, Kathleen Johnson; special friend, June Sykes; grandchildren Trena Ray, Amy Binkley, Danny Milliken, Wendy Gleaves, Keri Coffman, Jeremy Milliken, and Ben Butler; great-grandchildren Peyton Guthrie, Easton, Eli, & Eden Milliken, Rilee & Caleigh Gleaves, Kyle & Kooper Coffman, and Violet & George Butler; great-great-grandchild, Abby Guthrie; and numerous nieces & nephews.

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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