The family received friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in Collins-Burke Chapel with burial in Walker Memory Gardens. Hollis Alexander will officiate. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.
Hancock was preceded in death by her father, Luther Roland Madison; mother, Carrie Opy Madison; brothers, Teddy Carol Madison and James Luther Madison; sisters, Edna Magdeline Waire, Betty Louise Honeycutt, Loretta Delorise (Stovie) Brand, Carrie Lucille (Blackie) Madison and Minnie Lou Pendley; grandchildren, Jeffrey Allan Williams and Jessica Lashae Hackney; great-grandchild, Linda Mae Hosmer; great-great-great-grandchild, Landon Kyle Walker; second husband, Elzie Harrison Trawick; and daughter-in-law, Myra Hosmer.
She is survived by her husband, William Edsol Hancock; daughters, Peggy Taylor (Joe), Patricia Clark (Paul), Patty Oliver (Perry), Paula Lee, Pam Barton (David), Phoebe Anderson (Lynn), Melinda Wallace (JD), and Tammie Taylor (Lonnie); sons, Bobby Joe Hosmer and James Durrell Hosmer (Beverly); sister, Glenda Sue Brown (Suzi) and Lene Armstrong; brothers, Melvin Rudy Madison and Lee Roland Madison (Bud); 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; first husband and friend, James B. Hosmer; and extended family and friends at Cordova Nursing Home.
Pallbearers will be Tim Taylor, Michael Hosmer, Joseph Taylor, Justin Taylor, James Lester and Chris Kilgore.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jonathan Couch, Lynn Anderson, Paul Clark, JD Wallace, Lonnie Taylor, Noah Taylor, Perry Oliver, David Barton and Joe Taylor.