Frances Irene Heighton

Frances Irene Heighton

Nashville, TN

Age 83, February 11, 2014. She came to Nashville in 1976 as a songwriter, where she had many gospel songs recorded by artist such as Loretta Lynn and Daniel O Donnell.

She is preceded in death by husband, Clifford Heighton and sons, Rob, Rick & Carl Heighton, and brother, John DePriest.

Survived by sons, David (Kiplyn) Heighton, Pete (Dena) Heighton, Clifford (Debbie) Heighton & Ron Heighton; daughter, Sandee (Steve) Brislin; sister, Donna (Ralph) Joseph; and 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at Hermitage Memorial Gardens, with Wendell Poole officiating. Visitation with family from four to eight p.m. Thursday at


Funeral Home

Hibbett Hailey Funeral Home | Nashville Funeral Home
429 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-2361

Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 13, 2014