Irene Branch Hancock, age 103, of Palatka, died Friday, March 14, 2003 at Palatka Health Care Center after an extended illness. The Palatka native had lived in Palatka since 1917, coming from Fort Meade, Fla. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church in Palatka and was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a homemaker.
  She is survived by her daughter: Olivene Hancock Valla, Palatka; son and daughter-in-law: William B. "Billy" Hancock and Alma Hancock, Palatka; five grandchildren: Ray Valla, Gainesville; Lou Valla, Berkley, Calif.; Phil Valla and wife, Paulette Valla, Jacksonville; Tommy Hancock and wife, Betty, Green Cove Springs; Billy Hancock and wife, Debra, Palatka; great-grandchildren: Tiffany Valla, Gabe and Leana Valla, Danny Hancock, Patrick Hancock and Abra Leigh Hancock.
 Memorial donations can be made to Hospice of the Lakes, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. No calling hours are planned.
 Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka with the Rev. Gene Maddox officiating.
 Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka is in charge of arrangements.
(Florida Times-Union, The (Jacksonville, FL) - March 21, 2003)

HANCOCK - Irene Branch, 103, of Palatka, died March 14, 2003. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home.
SSDI  Irene B. Hancock 
Last Residence: 32177  Palatka, Putnam, FL, Us
Born: 4 Sep 1899  Died: 14 Mar 2003  
State (Year) SSN issued: FL (1973)
Burial:  Oak Hill East Cemetery  Palatka  Putnam County  FL,
Irene Branch Hancock   Birth:  Sep. 4, 1899  Fort Meade  Polk County  FL, Death:  Mar. 14, 2003   Palatka  Putnam County  FL, 
Thomas Jordan Hancock  
Birth: ,  Mar. 27, 1894  Polk County  FL
Death:  Jan. 13, 1970  Palatka  Putnam County  FL
1930 US Fed Census : Palatka, Putnam, FL.
 T Jordan Hancock 36 m. age 23
 Irene Hancock 30 m. age 18,
 Olivene Hancock 9 , -  William Hancock 6 ,
 Bernice Branch 18 s-i-l, single
1920 US Fed Census : Palatka, Putnam, FL,
 Jordan Hancock 25 ,
 Irene Hancock 20 ,
 Rosa Branch 14 sister

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