The visitation for Frances Yvonne Thames Wooten, a resident of Lincoln County, will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
at Riverwood Family Funeral Service. The funeral will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Riverwood. Bro. David Fortenberry and Bro. Moody Davis will officiate,
and interment will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Wooten, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 11, 2018
at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, surrounded by her loving family, as the Lord brought her to be with Him in His wisdom and timing.
Mrs. Wooten was born and lived in the East Lincoln community all of her life, growing up working on her parents’ farm as well as others in the community.
She attended East Lincoln and Enterprise schools. As an adult, she worked at Stahl Urban and Potter Company,
and later completed cosmetology school and operated Yvonne’s Beauty Shop for over 40 years. Mrs. Yvonne,
as she was known to her friends, and Granny Yvonne to her family, loved the Lord and always praised Him for the gift he gave her of playing the piano by ear.
She loved music of almost every kind, with a special love of gospel and hymns, and served as the pianist for East Lincoln Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church.
She had a wonderful ear for singing and sang alto harmony in her church choir and in duet with her daughter, Dianne.
Mrs. Yvonne always loved traveling to beautiful scenic places, like the Rocky Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains,
and had a great interest in history, both local and worldwide. After the Lord and her family, whom she treasured, her greatest enjoyment was her home.
She always worked hard to keep her house, and was an accomplished seamstress who made and mended clothes for her family her entire life.
Mrs. Yvonne enjoyed every minute that she could be outdoors with her flowers and the birds, deer, and rabbits that visited her yard.
Two of her best companions in her later years were her dogs, Rascal and Trouble.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Delois Thames; brother, Doyle Thames; husband, Paul Wooten; as well as her former husband, Wadie Townsend.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Dianne Altman and husband Steve of Brookhaven, and Linda Wooten of Tuscaloosa, AL;
grandsons, Kyle (Susann), Kelly (Nikki), and Kory (Aileen) Altman; five great-grandchildren, Madisyn, Korben, and Ava Altman and Hunter and Kenzie Thomas;
special niece and nephew, Jenny Thames Maxwell and Ron Thames; and dear friend, Macky Dunaway. Mrs. Yvonne kept all of her family close to her heart and loved them all with pride.