Swain Funeral Home announces the death and funeral services of Tony Rabon Hand, 48, of Baxley. Hand died Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his residence. Tony was born March 23, 1965 in Appling County and was the son of Thomas Rabon Hand and the late Mary Ellen Hutcheson Taylor. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Melinda Hand; one daughter, Alisha Hand and fiancé, Alvin Joiner; one son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Amber Hand; father, Rabon Hand; one sister and brother-in-law, Robbie and Keith Davis, all of Baxley; two step brothers, Kip (Rhonda) Davis of Baxley and Terry (Lavay) Davis of Surrency.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. from the Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Conger and the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating.Interment followed in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Tyler Davis, Pedro Kersey, Steve Brumbalow, Greg Griffin, Aaron Carter, Carol Hand, David Crapps and Kip Davis.
Visitation was held on Saturday, one hour prior to the funeral service.
Musical selections were rendered by Candice Branch, Jill Stallings, Shelly Simmons and Megan Simmons.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.