Johnson City Press Friday, July 3, 2015


Published January 13th, 2012 10:09 pm

Mrs. Penny Sue Deakins Francis, age 51, Jonesborough, went to be with the Lord Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center.
Mrs. Francis was a native of Washington County and daughter of the late Conley & Ruth Lones Deakins. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Francis was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Paul & Flora Lones and James & Nora Deakins.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Jonesborough.
Mrs. Francis had worked for Harris Tarkett for 32 years.
Survivors include her husband, Danny Francis, Jonesborough; daughter, Hannah Francis, Jonesborough; one son and grandson, Chad Francis & Braedon Francis and Chad’s fiancée, Beth Pierce, all of Jonesborough; one sister, Judy Deakins; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve & Teresa Deakins and Rickey & Sherry Deakins, all of Jonesborough; and several nephews, nieces, a great niece and great nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Brown and Pastor Amos Penley officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at Cherokee Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Lowe, Richard Tucker, Gary Smith, Allen Neil, Randy Lilly and Larry Cavin. Honorary pallbearers will be Men of Second Baptist Church.
Condolences may be sent to the Francis family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821