71 year old Jo Ann Parton Hancock of Gassaway Road, Woodbury and a native of Cannon County, died Wednesday of a short illness at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was owner of Woodbury Insurance Agency, a member of the Gassaway Church of Christ, and the Woodbury Lions Club. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ. Weldon Parkinson and John Barker will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday until 9:00 p.m. and Friday until noon at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will be at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. She is survived by her husband of 53 years James Hancock of Gassaway. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Deborah Hancock of Smithville and Gary and Jama Hancock of Smithville. Two brothers, Oscar Parton and J.L. and Lucille Parton all of Woodbury. Two sisters, Ellen Blanton of Nashville and Faye Burger of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Travis and his wife Beth Hancock, Chris and his wife Lydia Hancock, Emily and her husband Erik Hughes, and Matthew and his wife Alex Hancock. Three great grandchildren, Katie, James, and Carter Hancock. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Gassaway Community Center, the Gassaway Church of Christ, or to the American Cancer Society.