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Marilyn Faye Milen

February 25, 1940 — October 25, 2019


Marilyn Faye Milen, 79, a resident of Benton, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  She loved going camping, fishing and traveling and was an excellent cook.  Faye loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Ralph L. Milen; her parents, Warren “Big Boy” and Pauline Beard; siblings, Judy Marie Burrows, Donnie Beard, David Beard and Jimmy R. Beard.

Survivors include her beloved daughters, Linda (David) Fletcher, Kelly Free and Cathy (Darrell) Bates; grandchildren, Missy Bowman, Jessica Free, Justin “Jug” Free, John Theros, Zack Fletcher, Zeb Fletcher and Loretta Fletcher; siblings, John (Lisa) Beard, Barbara “Tootie” Akins, Ronnie (Betty) Beard, Tony (Adeline) Beard and Kenneth (Wannell) Beard.  Many nieces and nephews also survive  

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the Milen family guestbook at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.  (423) 338-2834

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