Bessie Lou Hand – 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 3:00 pm 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.