from The Adair County News, Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky
Wednesday, July 29, 1914
Gone to Rest
Mrs. Mollie Hancock, Who Was the Beloved wife of Judge Junius Hancock, Crosses to the Other Side
Funeral Services Largely Attended
Last Tuesday forenoon at 10:30 o’clock, one of Columbia’s most lovable women, one who was a devoted wife and an affectionate mother – Mrs. Mollie Hancock, wife of Judge Junius Hancock, gazed upon her loved ones for the last time upon earth, closed her eyes and calmly met her God. She was a daughter of George and Bettie Watson Damron, and was born and reared on Green River in Adair County, and was 55 years, 11 months and 15 days old. When quite a young woman she was married to Mr. Junius Hancock, and shortly after their union became residents of Columbia where they lived happily until God saw fit to remove the wife and mother to a better and purer world. When quite a girl the deceased made a profession of her faith in the lowly Nazarine, united with the Christian Church and was an active member until the final dissolution. It was here that her children were born and reared, the living ones being W. F. Hancock, Mrs. George W. Lowe, Mr. S. N. Hancock, Mrs. W. M. Wilson, Mr. George W. Hancock, and Mr. Henry Hancock, all of whom and their father were with her when the summons came.
Is there anything more trying for a husband, sons and daughters to bear than to breathlessly watch at the bedside of a loving companion and a most affectionate mother as her life is rapidly passing into the beyond? But when those who have been so sorely bereft take into consideration the devoted Christian walk of their dear one, and remembering the promises to the faithful, they should console themselves, knowing that companion and mother is now with Wallace and little Nell, and if they continue to walk in the straight and narrow path which leads to the celestial city, after a while they will all be together in that heavenly home where there is neither sorrow nor separation.
This town where Mrs. Hancock spent so many years of her life, where she was the friend of everybody and where everybody respected her for her many Christian virtues, keenly feels the loss. For years her husband conducted a hotel in this place, and the writer has often seen the foot-sore traveler, without means, standing at the cook-room door, but he never left without having his hunger appeased, this good woman being ever ready to hand out a plate of victuals. She possessed a most lovable disposition, never denied her children and was happy when they were pleased. They have lost their dearest friend, but by following the precepts of the Book of Books they will again see her face, for we are taught that we shall know as we were known.
May the Giver of all that is good comfort the husband, the children and the sister, Miss Sallie Damron, who had not been separated from the deceased, the two dearly loving one another, since their girlhood days.
The funeral services were conducted at the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon by her pastor, Eld. Z. T. Williams, who paid a touching tribute to the memory of the departed in the present of a very large congregation. Other local ministers were present and assisted.
Services over, the remains were bourne to the city cemetery and there deposited to await the resurrection morn.
There were many floral designs, home grown, the only kind the deceased desired to be used.