HULL – Winifred B. Hancock, 87, died Saturday, June 13, 2009.
Born in Oconee County on August 28, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Fred P. and Nela W. Bell, and was a member of the Macdonia Baptist Church. She graduated from Oconee County High School in 1939 and retired from the Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging. After retirement, she continued her service to senior citizens, representing Madison, Elbert, Jackson and Oglethorpe counties on the National Council of Silver-Haired Legislators, meeting former president Jimmy Carter and several state senators. She served on the Senior Citizens Advisory Council until last year.
She was very active in the local community, volunteering with Action, Inc. to serve the needy in Madison County. She loved arts and crafts, winning many awards with her quilting and needlework, representing the Madison County Senior Center in many contests. She was a founding member of the Red Hat Society of Madison County, leading a very active life. Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hancock; and a brother, Fredrick Bell.
Survivors include daughters, Barbara Rocker and the late William Rocker, Danielsville, Brenda and James Escoe, Watkinsville, Beverly and James Smith, Comer, Betty and Talmadge Horne, Winterville; sister, Gertrude Robinson, West Hamlin, W. Va.; and grandchildren, Clay Rooker, Micky Rooker, Robert Escoe, Melissa Skipper, Tracy Faulkner, Dawn Kilgore and Heather Croya; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Monday, June 15, at Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Calvert officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice.
Brown Funeral home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.