Helen C. Hand

Helen C. Hand


Passed: Monday, January 30, 2017
Funeral: Friday, February 3, 2017

Age: 78
Location: Greer, SC

Helen Cantrell Hand, 78, widow of Avondale Hand, died January 30, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Formerly of Pelham, daughter of the late Fred and Iva Bell Taylor Cantrell, she was a retired employee of Honeywell and a member of Pelham First Baptist Church.

Quick with a smile, hug and words of encouragement, she touched the lives of so many in the community with her visits, cards and calls. Praying daily for her church, friends and family.

She was the matriarch of her family, always organizing family gatherings and vacations.

She loved spending time on Tybee Island and visiting in Florida. Our loss is Heaven's gain.


Surviving are two daughters, Mavis Ross (Randy) and Tawana Hamby (Mac); two brothers, Edward Cantrell (Mindy) and Tony Cantrell (Susan); three sisters, Janette Cowart, Tina Murphy and Debra Adams (Clarence); four grandchildren, Hunter Ross (Julia), Michael Hamby, Allie Seay and T.J. Seay (Rae) and seven great-grandchildren and her constant companion, Tippy.

Mrs. Hand was predeceased by two brothers, George Cantrell and Johnny Cantrell and two sisters, Carolyn Cockcroft and Virginia Hannon.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017 at Pelham First Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Gary Rogers, Rev. Jerry Taylor, Rev. Wayne Hinton and Rev. Patrick Clark.

Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Honorary escort will be The Golden Circle Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at The Wood Mortuary.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Goodwill Industries, 115 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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