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Updated: 04/09/2014 08:00:03AM

Maxine Russell Hancock

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Mrs. Maxine Russell Hancock, 99, passed away of congestive heart failure on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at her home in Fort Meade.

Mrs. Hancock was born in Tiger Bay, Fla., on Nov. 7, 1914, and moved to Fort Meade in 1934 with her husband, Woodrow Hancock, where she devoted her life to her husband and children.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Meade, Fort Meade Historical Society, and held a lifetime membership to the Polk County Historical Association.

Mrs. Hancock was a former member of the Fort Meade Garden Club, and a graduate of Fort Meade High School, Class of 1932.

Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow W. Hancock Sr., and by her parents, Ira Russell and Beulah Russell Mock.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra H. Mitchell, Winter Haven, Fla., and Karen Hancock, Leland, N.C.; son, Woodrow W. Hancock, Jr., Prescott, Ariz.; brother, Edmund H. Russell, Lenexa, Kan.; sister Valda Mock Robinson and husband Chase, Tampa, Fla.

Visitation is 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway in Fort Meade

Funeral service is 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Kenny Slay officiating.

Interment will follow at the Hancock Cemetery in Fort Meade.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make contributions to the Hancock Cemetery Fund, c/o June Shirley, 801 S. Houston Ave., Fort Meade, FL 33841.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, is in charge of arrangements.

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