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Barbara Ann Hand (1964-2018)

Barbara Ann Hand passed away on June 16, 2018 in Dumas, Texas at the age of 53.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Spearman, Texas, from 5-7:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Union Church in Spearman, Texas at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  Funeral procession will follow immediately after church service at the Hansford County Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Dumas, 500 N. Maddox Ave.

Barbara was born June 24, 1964, to Carol Leean Ault and John Virgil Keel. Barbara Ann Keel married Jeffrey Lewis Hand on October 27, 1984, in Spearman, Texas. She graduated Franks Phillips College in May 1997, with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Leean Clemans.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 33 years, Jeffrey Hand; three children, Misti Gaytan of Spearman her husband Jimmy and their 4 children, JJ, Isaac, Angel and Jamie,  Tiffany Hand of Spearman, Texas and her husband Chancey and their 3 children, Chanel, Chantlee, and Chayten, and Tanner Hand of Cabot, Arkansas and his 4 children, Austen, Cheyanne, Tanner and Kinleigh; and her sister, Debbie George.

Memories may be given to Boxwell Funeral Home in Spearman, Texas.

Monetary donations can be given to Panhandle Angel’s Foundation to help local families with cancer.


Courtesy of Boxwell Brothers Funeral

Thomas “T.J.” Gilbreath (1940-2018)

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