Carolyn Grubbs Hancock

Carolyn Grubbs Hancock

Carolyn Grubbs Hancock, 97, of Conway died May 25, 2014 at her home.

She was born February 5, 1917 at Lacey and was the daughter of the late Nathaniel Greene Grubbs and Ida Belle Knowles Grubbs.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hancock was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, James S. Hancock who died in 1995; brothers, Travis, Russell, and Keith Grubbs; sister, Amine Grubbs Deal, and granddaughter, Karen Leigh Crossett.

A lifelong Methodist, Mrs. Hancock was a homemaker and family caregiver who lived most of her life in Monticello, where she was a life member of Monticello Jr. Auxiliary and Chapter AB PEO.

She moved to Conway in 1996 and continued her love of her church at Conway First United Methodist Church and the Gussie Scales Sunday School class, Chapter CA PEO, Twentieth Century Club, and bridge groups.

Her family is blessed with countless Nana memories and lessons, as her hobbies included lifelong learning, gardening, needlework, cooking, and playing bridge, but mostly she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and constant gardener. The family would like to express deep appreciation to all who touched her life with caregiving, including Dr. John Smith, her caregivers, and the staff of Arkansas Hospice.

Mrs. Hancock is survived by her two daughters, Hilda Malpica and husband Larry of Conway, Becky Crossett and husband Harry of Batesville; grandchildren, Lauren Horton and husband Tim of Auburn, Ala., Allison Holton and husband Curt of Atlanta, Ga., Sarah Catherine Erstine and husband Jon of Maumelle, Scott Crossett and wife Lisa of Rogers, and Leah Crossett Cook and husband Nathan of Jonesboro; great-grandchildren, Caroline Horton, Alex Holton, Jackson Horton, Audrey Holton, Ryan Cook, Amelia Erstine, John Michael Erstine, and Taylor Crossett, brothers, Calvin E. Grubbs and wife Audie of Garland, Texas and Kelley D. Grubbs of Monticello.

A memorial service will be at the Conway First United Methodist Church on May 30 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be May 31 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello.