Tupelo philanthropist released from hospital

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Elaine Hancock, a well-known philanthropist, has been released from North Mississippi Medical Center’s intensive care unit following a Jan. 21 car wreck.
According to Hancock’s granddaughter, Melanie Deas, Hancock returned home last week and has 24-hour care. She isn’t accepting visitors, but Deas said well-wishers can send cards to Elaine Hancock, P.O. Box 2203, Tupelo, MS 38803.
Hancock, 89, is the widow of Hancock Fabrics founder L.D. Hancock and a well-known businesswoman in Northeast Mississippi. Her car was struck by another vehicle when she was leaving Harrisburg Baptist Church. The driver of that car escaped without injuries.
Deas said Hancock suffered some broken bones, including a broken pelvis.