Mary S Hand

May 29, 1922July 31, 2018

MARY S. HAND Apex- Mary S. Hand, a native of Hickory, North Carolina passed away on July, 31 2018 at her daughter’s home. Born on May 29, 1922, in Catawba County, Mary was the daughter of the late Robert Gaither Starnes and Bertha Cline Starnes. Mary was a lifelong member of Viewmont Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She played piano, bridge, enjoyed yoga, crossword puzzles and Bible studies. Mary was a former Miss Hickory High in 1938, and was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is greatly missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Lloyd Hand and two sisters. Survivors include her children, Barbara Elizabeth Hand Fraley and husband Charles of Apex, David Leslie Hand of Raleigh; grandchildren, Jason Fraley and wife Bobbie, Felicity Fraley and great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Fraley. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 12pm at Catawba Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 11am to 12pm at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at The Hand Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Barbara Elizabeth Hand Fraley, Daughter
  • Charles Fraley, Son-in-law
  • David Leslie Hand, Son
  • Jason Fraley, Grandson
  • Bobbie Fraley, Granddaughter
  • Felicity Fraley, Granddaughter
  • Caitlyn Fraley, Great Granddaughter

  • Rick Rector
  • Richard Frye
  • Bryan Yount
  • Jason Fraley
  • Felicity Fraley
  • Tanner Yount
  • Caitlyn Fraley, Honorary
  • Amber Yount, Honorary


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
  • Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mary S Hand

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