ALBANY -- Frances Chandler Hand (Mrs. Fred B. Hand Jr.) 68 of Pelham, Georgia, died June 14, 2012 at her family home at Lake Blackshear.

Her funeral service will be Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Kimbrell- Stern Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Mrs. Hand was a native of Albany, Ga., and was preceded in death by her parents, William Marcus Chandler and Joan Battey Chandler of Albany, Georgia. Born November 22, 1943, in Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, Mrs. Hand was a homemaker.

She attended the University of Georgia where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority, and graduated from Florida Southern College, in Lakeland, Florida. She was a teacher for the Dougherty County Board of Education for a number of years having taught in junior high and grammar school.

Mrs. Hand was a member of the Junior League of Albany, a life time member of the Albany chapter, of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, a member of the Pelham Garden Club having served as President, Vice-President and Treasurer. She was a member of Hand Memorial United Methodist Church, and a former member of First United Methodist Church in Albany, Georgia.

She is survived by her husband: Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr. of Pelham, Georgia, brothers Dr. William Marcus Chandler of Warwick, Ga., Robert Battey Chandler and wife Fran of Tifton, Ga., Porter Edward Chandler of Tallahassee, Florida, sisters: Kathleen Chandler Hornick and husband Art of Leesburg, Ga., and Ann Porter Chandler of Pelham, Ga.; nephews, W. Adam Chandler, Jonathan P. Hornick (wife Tobilyn), Chadwick W. Chandler, Wesley J. Chandler, and nieces, Katherine Chandler Heacox ( husband Jason), Joan Chandler Hornick, Casey Sue Chandler, and Blakely Grace Chandler. Great nephews: Jonathan P. Hornick, Jr., Toler L. Hornick, and Hunter L. Heacox. Great niece: Chandler Hope Heacox.

The family will receive friends, one hour prior to the funeral service at Kimbrell- Stern. Memorials may be made to Hand Memorial United Methodist Church 242 Hand Avenue, Pelham, Ga. 31779, First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 448, Albany, Georgia 31702, or to a favorite charity of your choice.

Funeral Arrangements by Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home, Albany, Ga. 229-883-4152.

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