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Obituary: Lorene Elizabeth Adkins Francen, 82

Lorene Elizabeth Adkins Francen, age 82 of Ashland City, Tennessee died Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Jubilee House on Warfield in Clarksville, Tennessee.

A graveside service will be held at 11 o’ clock am on Saturday, October 3rd at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Corey Minter officiating. Burial will follow with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. Francen was born on February 21, 1938 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to the late Kellie and Evelyn Black Adkins. She served as a librarian for 15 years with Free Will Baptist Bible College and East Cheatham Elementary School. She graduated from the Bible College and then went on to receive her master’s degree at MTSU and USC. She was also a vital part of the Cumberland Youth Camp in Woodlawn where she assisted in the cleaning and cooking for the kids and also loved working in her flower beds. Mrs. Francen was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, J. W. Adkins; and a sister, Norma Harter.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles Francen; son, Michael (Susan) Francen; grandchildren, Heidi (Shawn) Faulkner, Joshua Francen, Micah (Kyler) Gentry; and six great-grandchildren.

The family would like express a special “Thank You” to the Jubilee House on Warfield of Clarksville caregivers for the care and love that they have shown to our family.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Campus Crusade for Christ, PO Box 628222, Orlando Fl. 32862 and can also be given online at or to Cumberland Youth Camp, 2193 Happy Hills Acre Rd, Woodlawn, TN 37191.


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