Frances Carolyn Wood Pavletich of Jacksonville, died in her home Friday, May 30, 2008, at the age of 88. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 2 at First United Methodist Church, Jacksonville with Rev. Dr. Faulk Landrum and Rev. Kevin King officiating with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park. Frances Carolyn was a member of this church since moving to Jacksonville with her parents, Samuel Thomas and Johnie Palmer Wood at the age of 2. She was born March 25, 1920 in Kilgore.

Visitation will be held at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Sunday, June 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Survivors are her husband of 68 years, Philip Jack Pavletich, Jr.; two daughters Mary Frances Dublin and Carolyn Ann Lesh and her husband Larry Miller Lesh; four grandchildren Philip Lewis Lesh and his wife Bonnie, Michael Miller Lesh and his wife Kimberly, Lisa Lesh Ahn and her husband Chun, and Holly Dublin Shelton and her husband Travis; seven great-grandchildren Brian Lewis Lesh, Jeffrey Philip Lesh, Kathryn Mackenzie Lesh, Collin Michael Lesh, Emilia Grace Ahn, Miller Yemo Ahn and Jillian Malone Shelton.

Frances Carolyn is preceded in death by her parents and great-granddaughter Abigail Lee Lesh.

Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, homemaker extraordinaire, Frances Carolyn was all these and more. Her life revolved around her loving husband Philip, and family and friends were the center of her world. Always interested in community, Frances Carolyn was involved in many activities and organizations throughout her life including Daughters of the American Revolution, Hyperion Club, Alpha Omega Sunday School Class, and Sewing Club where sharing friendships was the emphasis. She attended Joe Wright Elementary School, and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1937 as Valedictorian and graduated from Lon Morris College in 1939. In 1936 Frances Carolyn was crowned Tomato Festival Queen.

Pallbearers are Robert Frank Brown, Brian Holcomb, Corey S. Pavletich, Andy Phillips, Johnny Shattuck, Max Treadwell, and Kent Westbrook.

The family requests that memorials be sent to First United Methodist Church of Jacksonville.

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