2018-10-10 / Obituaries

John Hand

Retired

John Benjamin Hand, 60, Blakely, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Hand was born April 17, 1958, in Arlington, Ga., to the late Enoch Benjamin Hand and Rebecca Elizabeth Strickland Swords. He was a chef, having worked at the Powerline and other restaurants over the years. He attended Arlington Baptist Church years ago.

Survivors include a sister, Jan Harrell of Blakely; and a brother, Carroll Swords of Ft. Gaines, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home with Johnny Avirett officiating and providing the music for the service .

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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