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Mary Bell Hancock

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mary Bell Hancock, daughter of the late Claude and Ollie Caroline Wells Barber, was born in Lepanto, Ark., on Aug. 13, 1917, and died at her granddaughter's home in Lebanon, Tenn., on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at the age of 92.

She had lived in Missouri most of her life. She was a member of the Dudley Church of God.

She was united in marriage to William L. Hancock in 1935, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Edgar L. and Joyce Hancock of Dudley; two daughters and son-in-law, Mary Louise and Jim Harrington of Flint, Mich., and Joyce Ann Slinkard of Marble Hill; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Hancock of Orange Park, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Albert Frields of Dexter; and one sister, Marie Fowler of Illinois. Other relatives and friends survive.

She was preceded in death by two sons, William "Bill" Hancock, Richard "Dick" Slinkard; one daughter, Patsy Henson; one sister, Mae Hampton; and two brothers, A. C. Frields and Paul Frields.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at 10: a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Gene Robbins of Grassey officiating.

Interment will be in the Dudley Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.

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