Andy Hand, 88, of Conyers, passed away Oct. 18, 2013. Mr. Hand was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II. He retired after 34 years of dedicated service. He was a faithful member of Grace Pointe Church of the Nazarene, in Loganville. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 29 years before retirement. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, collecting trains and model cars and traveling to the beach and the mountains. More than anything, he enjoyed playing games with his family. Mr. Hand often attended antique car shows, and especially admired the 1930s and ’40s cars. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, granddaddy, great-granddaddy, brother and friend. Mr. Hand was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lina May (Huddleston) Hand; son, Alan Douglas Hand; parents, Henry Hale and Eloise (Hawkins) Hand; and his sister, Martha Howard.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Mark Brian Hand, of Conyers, Jeffrey Terrell and Mendy Hand, of Oxford, Yvonne Hand, of McDonough; grandchildren, Tasha Going, Jessica Hand, Rebecca Garner, Brian Hand, Michael Hand, Justin Hand; great-grandchildren, Austin, Trinity, Destiny, Caitlyn, KayLee, Devin, Dillon, Nicholas; brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Hand, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services for Mr. Hand will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Lawnwood Memorial Park in Covington, with the Rev. Paul Canen officiating. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to Winship Cancer Institute, 1365 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, in memory of his son, Alan Douglas Hand. If giving, please list "Glioblastoma multiforme" with payments. Donations can also be made to the Nicholas Garner Special Angels Foundation, 191 Gardners Grove Drive, McDonough, GA 30252, in honor of his great-grandson, Nicholas Garner. Visit www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences.