Hazel Smitherman Kuzel died in her home Saturday, August 22, 2020, after a brief illness surrounded by her family. With her giving spirit and deep love, Hazel touched the lives of everyone who crossed her path.

Alvis Wayne Hancock


Alvis Wayne Hancock was born on March 19, 1937, to his parents, James and Minnie Bishop Hancock in the Bishopville Community. He entered eternal life, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the age of 83 years. Wayne was a 1956 graduate of Franklin High School. He married his loving wife, Geraldine Martine on August 17, 1956, in Hearne. He was employed with GATX for 30 years before his retirement as a welder. Wayne was a member of the Elliott Baptist Church for 71 years, serving as a deacon for 48 of those years as well as song leader. Wayne loved sports. He especially had a love for football and while attending Franklin High School, he was the most valuable player for the Franklin Lions. Later in life, he loved watching his sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren play sports. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Hancock; Sister, Eddie Ruth Barnett and brothers, James Hancock and infant Travis Hancock. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Geraldine Hancock of Elliott; Daughters and Son-in-law, Ellen Amos and Deana Houston and husband William Houston, III all of Elliott; Sons and Daughters-in-law, Gerald and Kate Hancock of College Station, Jack and Susan Hancock of Franklin and Jamie Hancock of Stephenville; Sisters and Brother-in-law, Opal Green of Franklin and Annette and Buddy Nichols of Friendswood; Brother, Leslie Hancock of Elliott. Grandchildren: Erica Amos Boller and husband Jon, David Gene Amos, Jr., Cody Hancock, and wife Katie, Brittany Sorsby and husband William, Amber Jutson, and husband Runt, Hannah Hancock, Billy Houston, Grant Hancock, Levi Hancock, and Josh Amos. Great Grandchildren: Tony Henderson, Madilyn Jutson, Ellie Hancock, Eli Jutson, Emma Jutson, Karter Sorsby, Ramsey Hancock, Kimber Sors by, Kennedy Boller, and Chase Boller. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at the Elliott Baptist Church. A visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the church. Burial will follow in the Elliott Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Elliott Baptist Church 7390 West US Hwy 79 Hearne, Texas 77859 or to the Elliott Cemetery Association 9026 US West Hwy 79 Hearne, Texas 77856.




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