She was born July 13, 1928, in Hall County and grew up in Chicopee, the eldest of four daughters by Frank Alexander and Inez Shockley Alexander. She graduated from Lyman Hall High School as valedictorian, where she met her future husband, Raymond “J.R.” Woodall. They married in 1947 and settled in Clayton in 1954. For 48 years, they lived on Rose Circle in Clayton. Frances was a member of Clayton Baptist Church, where she formerly was very active, singing alto in the choir.
Frances and Raymond moved together into Traces of Tiger in 2008. After Raymond’s death in 2010, Frances moved to Cannonwood Village, then to Macon where her daughter’s family all live. Cause of death was Alzheimer’s.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother in law, Juanita and Bob Campbell, formerly of Atlanta.
She is survived by: a daughter, Cathy Corrigan of Macon; a son, Steve Woodall of Clayton; four grandchildren, Michael Corrigan and Brian Corrigan, both of Macon, Emily Cowherd of Winterville and Sarah Bradley of Athens; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nadine Childs of Clarkesville and Jo Ann Powell of Birmingham, Ala.
The body will be cremated, with no memorial service planned. Memorial donations may be sent to Clayton Baptist Church, 120 S. Church St., Clayton, GA 30525 for its “Benevolence Fund” or to the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center E., suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.