Frances Smith Woodard
Frances Smith Woodard

May 5, 2018
Born in Ware County, Georgia
Resided in Waycross, Georgia


Frances Smith Woodard died Saturday morning (May 5, 2018) at Hospice House Satilla following an extended illness.

She was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. She was the wife of the late Dawson A. Woodard and daughter of the late Robert Floyd Smith and Ethel Bonnett Smith. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Hayes and a brother Sonny Smith. She will be remembered by friends and especially her family as a very devoted mother and grandmother. She was a 1954 graduate of Wacona High School.

She retired from the Mechanical Department of the CSX Railroad after 20 years of service. She was a member of Astoria Baptist Church, formerly attended the former World Harvest Church of God and was attending Woodard Chapel Congregational Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathi Mattox of Waycross; 2 sons, Davy Woodard (wife Debra) and Woody Woodard (wife Kim) both of Waycross; 2 grandsons, Jesse Mattox (wife Leah) and Dawson E. Woodard; a granddaughter, Savannah Woodard; a sister Elizabeth S. King of Waycross; 2 brothers, Albert E. Smith of Waycross and John G. Smith (wife Carolyn) of Waycross, a favorite niece Deborah Bruce of Tallahassee, FL and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice House Satilla c/o Hospice Satilla 808 Evergreen Way, across, GA 31501, (www.hospice St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis TN 38105 ( or to Ronald McDonald House 824 Children’s Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday (May 8, 2018) at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Sympathy can be expressed by signing the online registry at

Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Greenlawn Cemetery
5000 Brunswick Hwy.
Waycross, GA US 31503
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:00 AM