Clara Frances Rodriguez

December 6, 1941September 6, 2019

Mrs. Clara Frances Rodriguez of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at Stonecrest Medical Center.

Frances was born in Cannon County, Tennessee, to the late Robert Thomas Jefferson Thompson and Alta Lee Bogle Thompson. She was a union organizer for the United Steelworkers of America.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Thompson, Robert Clayton Thompson, Juan Lee Thompson and James William “J.W.” Thompson; and two sisters, Joyce Ray and Joann Lawson.

Frances is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Guadalupe Rodriguez Jr.; four sons, Frank Robert (Terri) Rodriguez Sr., Ricky Thomas (Elizabeth) Rodriguez, Jeffrey Sanchez (Robin) Rodriguez and Christopher Lee (Jodi) Rodriguez Sr.; ten grandchildren, Frank Robert Rodriguez Jr., Ricky Guadalupe Rodriguez, Christina Marie (Chad) Christian, Christopher Sanchez Rodriguez, Cherise Noel Rodriguez, Christopher Lee Rodriguez Jr., Anastasia Rodriguez, Aleigha Addalyn Rodriguez, Emilee Ann Rodriguez and Caylee Ann Rodriguez; and three great grandchildren, Katalina Maria Rodriguez, Angelica Sophia Rodriguez and Annabelle Rose Rodriguez.

Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Celebration of Life will be in the chapel of Hermitage Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Bro. Paul Norwood officiating.

Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are Jeffrey Rodriguez, Ricky Rodriguez, Christopher L. Rodriguez, Christopher S. Rodriguez, Frank Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Logan White and Christopher L. Rodriguez Jr.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frances's name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


  • Jeffrey Rodriguez
  • Ricky Rodriguez
  • Christopher L. Rodriguez
  • Christopher S. Rodriguez
  • Frank Rodriguez
  • Robert Rodriguez
  • Logan White
  • Christopher L. Rodriguez Jr.


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Gathering of Family & Friends Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Clara Frances Rodriguez

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Bill Bratton

September 11, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. It was good to see you today at the funeral home. Dixie has told me so much about how you have always brought joy to others through your humor. I hope you can find the peace you need during this trying time. You take care and rest in God's loving arms during this time.

Cristy Tice

September 9, 2019

I didn’t know this precious lady as well as my Granny did, (Dorothy) who was her next door neighbor for many many years...however her life and presence meant so much to so many people. I’ve heard stories about the neighborly love this woman had and am thankful for the life she lived and that my family got to experience knowing the Rodriguez family. May you all be comforted in this time of grief.

Linda Paschall

September 9, 2019

Frank, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Linda

Melinda Hunter

September 9, 2019

Loved meeting your Mama Ricky Rodriguez. I am so very sorry that she is gone. Love you Lizzie a d Ricky T!

Stacy Harold

September 9, 2019

CW4 Rodriguez, I'm sorry for your loss, my condolences to you and your family.

Stacy Harold

Billy Turner

September 9, 2019

So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Chuck Hill

September 8, 2019

Jeff I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss my family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers to get thru this difficult time