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Mary Belle Hancock

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Mary Belle Hancock, 73, passed away Dec. 18, 2020. She was born July 7, 1947, in Canyon  to Ike Joe and Robbie Tow.
Mary was a very sweet lady and was so full of life. She enjoyed fishing in her spare time. She had a love for German Shepard puppies and always had one. With her goats and chickens, she was a country girl through and through. She loved her husband, Royal, also known as “Happy” or “Hap,” her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary had an unconditional love for God. She was loved by everyone that knew her, and she will be dearly missed.
Mary was preceded in death by sons Aaron Magrill and Bryan Holman, her parents, brothers Bob Tow and Max Tow, sisters Jean Campsey, Ruth Elizabeth Tow and Patsey Boyles, mother-in-law Lucy Hancock and brother-in-law Ardon Wood.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years Royal Hancock, Jr., children Robbie Preciado, Lisa Rojas, Chano Preciado, Leighann Pena and husband Joey, and Kathryn Holman and husband Rafael, Blaine Hancock, Roy Stringer and Eli Hancock, 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, brothers IJ Tow and wife Ann, and Frank Tow and wife Betty, sisters Shirley Moore and Sybil Wood and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Dec. 22, 2020, at Zion Hill Assembly in Athens with interment at Cottonwood Cemetery in Eustace. Pastor John Kling officiated for the Hancock family. Pallbearers were Clifton Lowe, David Voyles, Joe Voyles and Rafael Alcala.
Arrangements were made at the direction of Moorhead Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. 
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