Arlene Francis Lacey Pipkin

Arlene Francis Lacey Pipkin, 71, of Franklin, was finally called home after a long battle with cancer on May 14, 2016. She was born Dec. 16, 1944 in Naples, Florida to the late Joseph Daniel Lacey and Ellen Mayo Lacey. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pipkin was also preceded in death by her husband, William Pipkin. Mrs. Pipkin lived most of her life in Tampa, Florida. She later relocated to Franklin, where she resided for over 10 years. She is survived by her children, Ralph Franklin of Franklin and Theresa Siever and her husband, Steven, of Asheville; siblings, Carolyn Thompson and her husband, Danny, of Newport, Tennessee, Marilyn Ledford of Franklin, John Lacey and his wife, Jackie, of Lansing, Michigan and Marsha King of Tampa; and granddaughters, Miranda and Trista Siever of Asheville. 

She was a loving mother, caring sister and a friend to all she met. She will be missed everyday and our lives will not be as bright without her light. Special thanks to the Elizabeth House for the care they provided Mrs. Pipkin. The family will hold services at a later date. Condolences may be made online at

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