Frankie Hendrixson(1919 - 2013)

Frankie Hendrixson
6/26/1919 - 5/31/2013

Frankie Hendrixson, the mother of James (Woody) Wooden of Iowa Hill, California, died peacefully at home in Lebanon, Tennessee on May 31, 2013 at the age of 93.
Thelma Frankie Melton was born in Burkesville, Kentucky on June 26, 1919, the daughter of Edward Melton and Sally Cross Melton. She was married to William Floyd Wooden of Lebanon, Tennessee, who preceded her in death, and to Johnny Hendrixson of Nashville, Tennessee who also preceded her in death. Miss Frankie, as she was known, was a life-long member of the Church of Christ, a licensed nurse in both Tennessee and Florida, and the recipient of the former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter's Honorary Sergeant At Arms Award.
Frankie leaves four children, James Edward Wooden and his wife Brynn of Iowa Hill Calif.; Lola Wooden Mann and her husband David of Lebanon Tenn.; Michael Wayne Wooden and his wife Belinda of Lyles Tenn.; and Diane Davis of Lebanon Tenn. She also leaves her sister, Sue Vaughn of Lebanon Tenn., beloved nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
As a nurse, Miss Frankie devoted 59 years of her life to caring for and serving others. In death her wishes were that her body be donated to Vanderbilt University for the study of aging and longevity.
There will be no burial or graveside services at this time. There will be a Christian memorial service at the Iowa Community Church in Iowa Hill, California on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., Reverend Jim Crawford officiating. The church meets at the Iowa Hill School in the heart of town, corner of Iowa Hill Road and Big Dipper Road. A brief reception will follow.
Since there is no mortuary or funeral home, flowers and deliveries are being coordinated by F.A. and Marie Huggins of Foresthill Calif. After the memorial service, the graves in the historic Iowa Hill Cemetery will be decorated in honor of Miss Frankie's lifelong service to others. For further information about the memorial service, contact Reverend Crawford at PO Box 3216, Iowa Hill, Ca 95713 or email him at, or contact Marie Huggins at

Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on June 14, 2013