Born: February 24, 1937
Died: June 11, 2013
"Upright and pretty in all her ways, loyal and true through all her days, silently suffered, patiently bore, God took her home so she would suffer no more."
Dorothy Kathern Barnard (Obugene) Hancock, age 76, of Pleasant Grove, Ala., passed away June 11, 2013, with her family by her side.
She was born on February 24, 1937 in Eunice, W.Va. Dorothy was raised in Packsville, W.Va., and attended Marsh Fork High School.
In 1954, Dorothy married the late John B. Obugene and they had two sons together, John B. Obugene Jr. and Marcus Wayne Obugene. In 1969 Dorothy married her soulmate the late John "Frank" Hancock. Together they shared 35 amazing years and had one son Gregory Allen Hancock. "Frank" was a coal miner and in 1979 they relocated to Pleasant Grove, Ala. and there they planted there roots. Dorothy was retired from Walmart (Fairfield, Ala.). She was the dept manager in fabric and crafts for 25 years. Dorothy enjoyed her job and had a passion for crafts and sewing and also because she just loved people. She never meet a stranger and loved to talk to anyone about any and everything.
Dorothy was a Baptist by faith and was a member of First Baptist Church of Pleasant Grove, Ala.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Drusilla Barnard; husband John "Frank" Hancock; and three brothers Richard (Irene) Barnard, Charles Barnard, and Ralph Barnard.
Dorothy is survived in death by her three sons, John (Lynn) B. Obugene Jr, Wayne Obugene, both of Mooresville N.C., Gregory (fiancé Amy) Hancock of Hueytown, Ala.; grandchildren, Misty, Chris, Matthew, Melissa, Derek, Adam, and GracieBell and several special great grandchildren; sister-in-law Debbie Barnard; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Dorothy had a viewing at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home in Hueytown, Ala. on Friday June 14, 2013.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Dorothy will be held 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Chapel in Beckley with Dr. Charles Bright officiating. She will be laid to rest at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity.
Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Dorothy was loved by so many, she was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend and to those she forever touched their hearts and she will forever be missed dearly.
The Hancock family would like to show their appreciation to Dr. Charles Skoog for 30 years of dedication as Dorothy's physician, thank you.
Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy may be made to the family via www.roseandquesenberry.net
Arrangements with Peoples Chapel Funeral Home, Hueytown, Ala., and Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.