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Abby Rivers Hand
November 25, 2023


Abby Rivers Hand was a caring daughter, granddaughter, niece, and friend to many. She left this world on November 25, 2023. She was born on December 8, 2002, to Lawren Hand and Brook Crumley Hand. After graduating from Berrien High School in 2021, she continued her education at Abraham Baldwin College (ABAC) and was planning to continue at Valdosta State University for the winter 2024 semester. She was a member of Sigma Alpha sorority at ABAC, and she enjoyed the friendship of her sorority sisters. Abby had a profound love for pets and animals, and she enjoyed gardening, crafts, projects antiquing and many trips to Fernandina Beach Florida. Above all she loved God and her family and attended worship at First Baptist Church in Tifton.

Abby is survived by her parents, Lawren Hand of Alapaha and Brook Crumley Hand of Enigma. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Laura Belle Hand of Enigma, her grandparents, Larry and Kathy Crumley of Enigma and Joan and Bill Drawdy of Alapaha. Her aunts, Heather Crumley of Enigma, Allyson Snipes of Canton, April Gordon (Blaine) of Savannah, her uncles, Ben Crumley and Ryan Ali of Jacksonville, FL, her cousins, Jake Purvis, Ashlyn Slayton, Tanner Snipes, Thomas Snipes, Zachary Ware, and Sam Snipes and many friends.

A memorial of her life will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton with the Rev. Mark Stone officiating followed by a graveside tribute at the Enigma City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mitchell Maluda, Zachary Ware, Thomas Snipes, Sam Snipes, Jake Purvis, Tanner Snipes and Ronald Harbin will serve as pallbearers.

The Crumley and Hand families greatly appreciate the many prayers and thoughts for Abby during the time she was hospitalized.

Memorial gifts may be made to the City of Enigma Animal Services, 6600 Radio Station Road, Nashville, GA 31639.

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