Ann Little Hand
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SPARTANBURG, SC-- Ann Ruth Little Hand, age 90, formerly of Belton, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Born in Belton on December 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Frank Clifton Little and Bertha Shirley Little. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Gary Colen Hand.
In her young adult years, Ann trained briefly in nursing and later worked as a beautician for a period of time, but most of her working years were spent as a sewing machine operator at Blair Mills in Belton. She was also a long-time member of Belton Second Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Irene Dixon Sunday School Class and the Young at Heart group. She was an avid fan of Atlanta Braves baseball and the Wheel of Fortune game show. Most who knew Ann remember her self-depreciating sense of humor, and they would say that she truly never met a stranger.
Surviving are her daughter, Cindy Hand Murrell and husband Kevin of Blythewood; her daughter Beth Hand Lewis and husband Preston of Spartanburg; a granddaughter, Christina Nicolle Murrell; a grandson, Cole Benjamin Lewis; and a sister, Martha Whitcomb of Greenville. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Buddy Little and James Little; and two sisters, Frances Anderson and Janie Little (who died in infancy). She was also predeceased by her beloved Boston Terrier, "Lady".
Ann's family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of The Maples assisted living facility in Honea Path and White Oak Manor nursing home in Spartanburg for their care and compassion spanning the last 11+ years of her life.
Service will be held 2:00pm Tuesday, July 3, at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mitch Brooks and Mark Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories, Belton, SC.
The family will receive friends from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Monday, July 2, at Cox Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional or memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church Building Fund.
The family will be at their respective homes.
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from July 2 to July 3, 2012