Ruth W. Hancock

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 03:31 PM.

Ruth W. Hancock, 86, of Havelock, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 21, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Walkama; her two husbands, Arthur LaRue and Jack S. Hancock; sisters, Aileen W. Doyle and Lillian W. O’Connell; and her brother, John “Butch” Walkama.

Surviving are her children, Arthur LaRue (Judy) of Orange Park, Fla., John LaRue (Karen) of Wilmington, Donna L. Lopes (Al) of Peabody, Mass.; and Lisa L. Cottrell and husband Kurt of Supply, N.C.; her brother, Richard Walkama of St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Kelly LaRue, Megan L. Reece, Albert Lopes, Alex Lopes, Chris Cottrell, Tracy C. Conte and Stephen LaRue; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family had a visitation at Pollock-Best Funeral Home Tuesday, June 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. A service will be held at a later date in Massachusetts.

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