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Vera Jean (Terry) Hancock-Slaven
May 9, 1937 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Vera Jean Terry Hancock-Slaven, age 86 of Oneida, TN, departed this life on July 7, 2023, with her family by her side. Vera was saved as a teenager and was a long-time member of the Leatherwood Baptist Church. She loved attending Church and singing. Born May 9, 1937, in Scott County, TN, she was the daughter of the late Segal and Nova Marie Terry.
In addition to her parents, Vera was preceded in death by her first husband: Larry C. Hancock; daughters: Marilyn Acres and infant daughters, Sheila Jo and Lila Jill Hancock; in-laws: Obie J. and Hazel Payne Hancock; six sisters: Maxine Terry, Judy Smith, Velma Walker Caldwell, Justeen Phillips, Leda Faye Burress, and one infant sister; and one brother: Grover Terry.
Vera leaves behind her husband: R. O. Slaven; daughter: Matilda Thompson; son: Mark Hancock; son-in-law: Rob Acres; three grandchildren: Dr. Caleb (Misty) Thompson, Erin (Michael) Laxton, and Quentin Acres; seven great grandchildren whom she always called her little darlin’s: Monroe, Lyla and Lincoln Thompson, and Miles, Marron, Elden and Elias Laxton; as well as several other family members and friends.
Friends may visit with the Hancock-Slaven family on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Reynolds and Bro. Bradley Kidd officiating. Music will be provided by Doris and Junior Potter, Quentin Acres, and Monroe Thompson.
Committal service will follow in the Black Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Vera Jean Terry Hancock-Slaven.