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Francis Carol (Rush) Darnell

March 19, 1939 ~ November 22, 2017 (age 78)

Francis Carol Rush Darnell, 78, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at Tennova Healthcare of Clarksville.

Francis was born on March 19, 1939, in Garland City, AR to the late John Wesley Rush and Norma Louise Loveday Rush. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Zandra Lee Darnell and step-mother, Margaret L. Rush.

No services are planned.

Francis was a Retired Telephone Operator for AT&T/South Central Bell. She was a graduate of CHS and member of New Providence Church of Christ.

Francis is survived by her husband of 61 years, Wayne Darnell; son, David Wayne Darnell; sister, Barbara Joan Rush; step-brother, William Lawrence Barber; two half-sisters, Judith Margaret Riley and Melody Hazel Springer; granddaughter, Amanda Jean Darnell; and two great-grandchildren, Chrishtiana and Donavon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.

Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at

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