Tifton Gazette


January 6, 2014

Dorothy Hancock

NASHVILLE — Dorothy Hancock, 77, of Nashville, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at her daughter's residence in Tifton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Eldridge Lyons and the Rev. J.W. Dukes III officiating. Interment will follow at Nashville Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 7 until 9 tonight at Lovein Funeral Home.

She was born March 11, 1936 in Ambrose to the late Walter Merritt and Minnie Vickers.

She was a homemaker and attended Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking for others, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was the widow of William Auston Hancock, who died in 1998.

She is survived by her daughter, Renee Hancock of Tifton; son, Dr. William (Tonja) Hancock of Tifton; five grandchildren: Sarah Mathilda O'Neal, Merritt David Hancock, William Dalton Hancock, Olivia Claire Hancock and Rachel Lynn Hancock; sister, Elizabeth Hand of Gainesville; brother, Roy Merritt of Ambrose; special niece, Bernice (W.E.) Hughes; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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