Dr. Arlyn V. Horn

Dr. Arlyn V. Horn

Wednesday November 24th, 1982 - Friday February 26th, 2021
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Dr. Arlyn Vernisa Horn, 38, of Murfressboro, Tennessee passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born to proud parents, Darryl and Janice Horn, on November 24, 1982. Arlyn was raised in Chattanooga; and was a Christian of the Baptist faith.

Arlyn was a 2001 graduate of Chattanooga Christian High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in 2005. While there, she was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Iota Tau Chapter. Arlyn was currently a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Rutherford County Alumnae Chapter. Arlyn went on to be a member of the inaugural graduating class from Belmont University School of Pharmacy, earning her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2012. In May 2020, Dr. Horn earned her Masters of Public Health – Epidemiology from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In addition, she served on the Vanderbilt Masters of Public Health Curriculum Committee.

Dr. Horn worked as a retail pharmacist for many years. She was currently employed as a community pharmacist at Affordable Pharmacy Services in Nashville. She was a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Arlyn loved helping others so much that she donated organs/tissue to further cancer research. She enjoyed music, ballroom dancing, and her second Sunday family dinners. Arlyn was an avid reader and enjoyed the outdoors.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Raymond and Lillie B. Russell and Vernon and Pearlie Mae Horn.

Arlyn will be missed and forever in the hearts of her parents, Vernon Darryl Horn Sr. and Janice T. Horn; brother, Vernon Darryl Horn Jr.; aunt, Raylana Russell; uncle, Ricky Horn; great aunt, Jo Ann Armstrong; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center and Dr. Vicki Keedy and her team for excellent care.

A public viewing will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of John P. Franklin Funeral Home. A private family funeral service will be held that will be broadcast live on John P. Franklin Funeral Home Facebook page,

Interment - Lakewood Memorial Garden East

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LeiomyoSarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation. Please follow this link to contribute: You may also donate at LMSDR, Post Office Box 52697, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74152.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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  • Visitation

    Friday March 12th, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday March 12th, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
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  • Chapel

    Friday March 12th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday March 12th, 2021 1:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
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Victor and Olamide Popoola

Posted at 06:24pm
To Arlyn's parents and brother: may the Lord comfort you and all of us who knew and loved Arlyn. Her memory is blessed.

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Caroline Vaught

Posted at 02:28pm
Janice, my prayers and heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. Keeping you lifted up in prayer 🙏 🙌 ✨

Angela F

Posted at 01:53pm
Horn Family,
Extending my sincerest condolences to you all in the loss of your beloved Arlyn. May she rest in Heaven and may our Sovereign Lord give you peace and comfort today and in the days to come.

Angie Fowlkes

Vincent Armstrong

Posted at 10:38am
Love you Aryln. We'll miss our Sunday dinners and other fellowships we had together. We'll see you one day again. Vincent & Regina Armstrong

Adrienne Denson

Posted at 09:15pm
My deepest condolences to her family in the loss of my dear Delta sister Arlyn. She was a very kind and sweet person. I will truly miss her.

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