Connie Putman Hancock: Obituary


Connie Putman Hancock

May 28, 1948 – January 27, 2019

Connie Putman Hancock passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 27th, 2019 after an extended battle with multiple medical issues and illnesses.  She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and grew up in Lighthouse Point, Florida.  She moved and raised her three children in St. Petersburg, Florida and Lilburn, Georgia.  For the last 20 years she resided in Panama City Beach, Florida and post hurricane was in hospice care at her daughter’s house in Dahlonega, Georgia.

A true Putman at heart, Connie was stubborn, loving, generous, caring, and had the ability to persevere through any hardship or obstacle with grace and dignity. She had a kind heart and an ability to put a smile on anyone’s face.  Her strength of character enabled her to raise three amazing children nearly single handedly (albeit sometimes that hand had a wooden spoon attached).   She was her children’s’ world and was a lighthouse upon which every quality they possess came from and they will carry on her legacy in how they live their lives with the same tenacity and love for life as she possessed.

She was a lover of nearly every show on the Food Network, Turner Classic Movies, Lord of the Rings, dogs, panda bears, chocolate ice cream, full moons, sunshine and the sea. She never missed a chance to belt out the lyrics to Simply the Best, Babygirl, Goodbye Earl, or any Neil Diamond song no matter the company or the place.  Her smile was infectious and she left a lasting memory on all those she interacted with no matter the circumstance.

She was preceded in death by her father, Meredith “Putt” Putman and mother Dorothy “Dot” Putman, her late husband Sidney Prescott Rowe, and one brother. She is survived by her adoring children, Danielle Dickinson, Deb Rowe, and Michael Rowe, her ex-husband of 18 years, James Hancock, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and a host of other extended relatives and friends.

The family will receive guests at a wake which will be held at Shenanigans Irish Pub on Saturday February 2nd from 4-8pm.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memory of Connie Hancock to the Northeast Georgia Hospice who provided mom with impeccable care in her final days.  Cards and other condolences can be sent to any of the following addresses: Danielle Dickinson 750 Thornton Way Apt 535, Alexandria, VA 22314; Deb Rowe 442 Settlers Run Dahlonega, GA 30533; or Michael Rowe 7107 Brandywine Drive Panama City Beach, FL 30247.

While she will be missed, her family and friends can take comfort in the words of her favorite character Gandalf.   “End?  No the journey doesn’t end here.  Death is just another path, one that we all must take.  The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.  White shores and beyond a far green country under a swift sunrise.”   Care and trust placed in Dahlonega Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 20 Gibson Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533 706-864-3683

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