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Bessie Lou Hand

May 21, 1928 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 91)


 Bessie Lou Hand, age 91, of Baxley, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at her residence.

Mrs. Hand was born May 21, 1928 in Appling County to the late Ivey David “Boss” Mincey and the late Agnes Crosby Mincey.  She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Hovis Hand, sisters, Isabell Kersey & Idell Kirkland and a brother, Cecil Mincey.

Survivors include her daughters & sons in law, Bertha Mae Hand, Linda Sue & Dale Walker, Katheren & Frankie Giddens and Nancy & Alan Larsen all of Baxley; sons & daughters in law, Junior & Faye Hand of Hazlehurst, John & Pam Hand, Carlis & Anita Hand and Carroll & Jannie Hand all of Baxley; sisters, Adele Reliford of Baxley, Etta Faye Morris of Scotland and Nina Mae Miller of Baxley; brother, Pat Mincey of Baxley. Sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:00pm at Swain Funeral Home with Rev. Mitchell Jones and Rev. Darren “Buckwheat” Jackson officiating.

Interment will follow in Philadelphia Methodist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Dustin Larsen, Joshua Giddens, McKenley Hand, Owen Herrington, George Hand and John Ross Hand.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Pumpell & staff and CHSGA.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.



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March 12, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapel of Swain Funeral Home
1632 Hatch Parkway North
Baxley, GA 31513

Funeral Service
March 13, 2020

3:00 PM
Chapel of Swain Funeral Service

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