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Christine Thompson Hand, 89, Dies

The family will receive friends today from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday, Oct. 5, from 1 p.m. until the service hour of 2 p.m. at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church.

Christine Thompson Hand, 89 of Douglasville, passed away due to heart failure, Oct. 2. She was born Dec. 24, 1922 in Columbus, GA to the late Joseph J. Thompson and Alice Lloyd Thompson. She first retired from International Harvester and later as an accountant assistant from Wayne Camp, CPA.

She received a community service award from Bill Arp Elementary for volunteering her services for seven years. She participated in supervised visitation for Douglas County DFCS. She was a lifelong Episcopalian where she was a prayer group leader at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church, as well as a Superintendent and teacher of Sunday Schools in various other Episcopal churches in previous years. She also enjoyed playing the piano and organ.

In addition to her parents, Joseph J. Thompson and Alice Lloyd Thompson, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Henry E. Hand, Jr., and granddaughter, Shelly Smith.

Survivors are her sons and daughter-in-law: Larry Lee and Jacqueline Hand of Roswell, James Alan Hand of Concord, California; daughter: Elizabeth “Betty” Powell of Douglasville; Grandchildren: Sharon Gavron, David Hand, Kim Cobak, Wendy Chinchen, Paige Correa, Quinn Merle-Hand, Larkin McGowan, Elizabeth Sather, Alena Hand, Garrett Hand, Shay King and Jacob Powell, 22 great grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Stewart Tabb officiating. 

The family will receive friends today from 6 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday, Oct. 5, from 1 p.m. until the service hour of 2 p.m. at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church.

Those desiring to do so, may make contributions to the St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in memory of Christine Thompson Hand.

You may share your thoughts and memories in the online guestbook at www.hightowersmemorial.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service, Douglasville. For more information, call 770-489-2818.

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