Willie Anthony Hand, Sr. was born January 20, 1961 in LaGrange (Troup County) Georgia, to Mrs. Freddie Sue McFarland and the late Willie Frank Hardy.
He graduated from LaGrange High School; and was a former employee of Milliken and Company, Hillside Plant. He was a member of the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.
Willie passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2013. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-father, John Davis McFarland; mother-in-law, Lucilie Hardy; two brothers-in-law, Edward Cofield and Isaiah Huzzie.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Jackie Hand; four children, Chakevious Harrison; Willie Hand, Jr., Dishay Hand, and Bretasha Hand; mother, Freddie Sue McFarland; grandchildren: MaKayla Halloway, Marquarius Harris, Elijah Thomas, Christiana Freeman, Bre'Anna Hand, Chakerious Harrison, Jr., Christopher Freeman, Jr.; sisters, Arizona Cofield, Priscilla Bray, Wanda Hand, and Angela Huzzie; one brother, Frankie (Barbara) Hurston; two step-sisters, Melody (Forrest) Patterson and Hollis Potts; sisters-in-law, Beulah (Alvin) Gunn, Effie Harper, Elsie Harrison, Jeanette Thompson, Georgia Mae Harrison, Shirley Harrison; brothers-in-law, George Harrison and Curtis Harrison; uncles and aunts: James Hand and Charlie (Sallie) Hand, LaGrange, GA; Johnnie Hand and Pharo Hand, Cleveland, OH; Charlie (Minnie Kate) Hardy, Nathaniel Hardy, Larry Hardy, Rosa Miles, Alice Hightower, Mary Major, all of LaGrange, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
The Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, October 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, 254 Gordon Road, LaGrange; with Rev. W. Craig Thornton officiating. Burial will follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of his mother, Freddie Sue McFarland, at 1202 2nd Avenue.