Hancock, Marie Maupin

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Marie Maupin Hancock, 85, of Blacksburg, Va., died Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at her home. She was born in Greenville, Va. on November 2, 1924, to the late Robert and Mildred Painter Maupin. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Robert (Bob) Libscomb. She was very active in her church all her life having served as a Sunday School teacher, pianist, choir member, minister’s wife and all other activities. Mrs. Hancock along with her husband was a host family to many Virginia Tech international students. She was a 4-H leader and All-Star, was very active in the Extension Homemakers club, as well as the United Daughter’s of the Confederacy. She wrote the Luster’s Gate News in the Blacksburg Sun and the Montgomery News Messenger for many years. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Samuel E. Hancock Jr., of Blacksburg; three sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel Lee and MaryJo Hancock, of Richmond, Va., David Michael and Janet Hancock, of Wytheville, John Mark and Barbara Hancock, of Eagle Rock; six grandchildren, Lee Hancock, Emily Williams and husband, Carl, Michael Hancock, Elisabeth Hancock, Miriam Hancock, and Consuela Hancock; a sister, Joann Libscomb, of Lynchburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Violet (Biddy) Maupin, of Radford, Sidney and Mildred Maupin, of Roanoke; sisters-in-law, Frances Shelton, Sylvia Ellis, Hazel Pennington; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dewey O. Weaver Jr. and Dr. Scott Souther officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gateway Baptist Church, 2196 Harding Road, Blacksburg, Va. 24060 or the Montgomery County 4-H, 755 Roanoke St., Suite 1G, Christiansburg, Va. 24073. Friends may call anytime after 12 noon on Friday, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg