Marilyn Faye Milen


Marilyn Faye Milen, 79, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

She loved camping, fishing, traveling and was an excellent cook.

She 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; and 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; and siblings: John (Lisa) Beard, Barbara “Tootie” Akins, Ronnie (Betty) Beard, Tony (Adeline) Beard and Kenneth (Wannell) Beard.

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

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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


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