Tifton Gazette


May 15, 2014

Debbie Jean Cox Hand

ALBANY — Debbie Jean Cox Hand, 56, of Albany died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. The Rev. Joseph L. Crumley will officiate with a eulogy to be given by Rhonda Moore. A private burial will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Ms. Hand was born on Sept. 28, 1957 in Tifton and was the daughter of Emma Jean Whitley Cox Sparks of Tifton and the late Jimmy A. Cox. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her mother, Ms. Hand is survived by her stepfather, Alfred Sparks of Tifton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason Thomas and Sarah Hand of Ringgold; a daughter and son-in-law, Haley Hand and Nick Peak of Sylvester; three brothers, Jimmy Dale Cox of Norman Park, Tony Dwayne Cox of Omega and Ricky Sparks of Chattahoochee, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Ashton Hand, Jayce Simmons, Clay Simmons, Jason Hand Jr. and Karma Hand.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Hand family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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