PELHAM -- Frederick Barrow Hand, Jr., 76, of Pelham, Georgia, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Alabama.
A graveside memorial service will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Pelham City Cemetery. Reverend J. Michael Finn and Reverend David A. Pickering will officiate.
A native of Pelham, Georgia, Mr. Hand was born November 2, 1935, the eldest of five children born to Frederick Barrow Hand and Voncile Parker Hand. He was the grandson of the late Judson Leland Hand, founder of Pelham, and Florence Hollis Hand.
After graduating in 1953 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where he served as head monitor, he earned a B.B.A. in 1957 and an L.L.B. degree in 1958 from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Chi Phi Fraternity and Phi Delta Phi, law fraternity.
After practicing law with Perry, Walters, and Langstaff in Albany from 1959 to 1963, he began his private law practice in Pelham, where he served as City Attorney for over fifteen years. Mr. Hand was a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Mitchell County Bar Association until his retirement in 2008. He was an advisory member of the State Bar of Georgia Unauthorized Practice of Law committee and represented the Second Congressional District on the Executive Council of the Younger Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Georgia. During his time as a member of the Mitchell County Bar Association, he served as President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. From 1964 to 1970 he was Solicitor General of the South Georgia Judicial Circuit.
Mr. Hand served as a Chairperson of the Legislative Committee for the Pelham Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Mitchell Economic Growth Association, a director of the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority, and a director of Farmers Bank of Pelham, later Sun Trust Bank. He also served on the board of directors of The Hand Trading Company. He was an active pine tree grower and a retired pecan grower in Mitchell County, Georgia.
He was a member of the Pelham Rotary Club for twenty years, where he served as treasurer, and received the Jack Payne Memorial Attendance award for twelve years of perfect attendance.
A lifelong member of Hand Memorial United Methodist Church, he served on the parsonage building committee in 1966 and later as chairman of the Trustees. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Magnolia Manor, the South Georgia Methodist Home in Americus.
Mr. Hand is survived by a son, Frederick Barrow Hand, III, and wife, Frances Hays Hand of Atlanta, and a daughter, Miriam Hand Fuller and husband, Dr. David Thompson Fuller, III, of Brierfield, Alabama. Six grandchildren survive, including Frederick Barrrow Hand, IV, of Atlanta; Eleanor Willa Hand of Atlanta and Brisbane, Australia; Elizabeth Rebekah Fuller of Birmingham, Alabama; Katherine Grace Fuller, Joseph Michael Fuller, and John Thompson Fuller, all of Brierfield, Alabama. Three sisters survive, including Voncile Hand Rumble of Pelham, Georgia; Alice Hand Mikkleson, and husband Jerry Dean Mikkleson of Winter Park, Florida; and Mary Hand Aiken and husband John Spencer Harrison Aiken of St. Simons Island, Georgia; and one brother, William Thomas Hand of Perry, Georgia. He is also survived by his step-mother, Elsie Peacock Hand.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Frances Chandler Hand.
Those desiring, may send memorials to Hand Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 424, Pelham, Georgia 31779, or to a charity of their choice.
Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home