About Us


Cox-Funeral-HomeCox Funeral Home was founded by Mr. E. W. Cox in 1927. In 1931, Cox Funeral Home was moved to a boarding house on West Street. That’s where we are located today. Through the years, the Cox family served Decatur County and the surrounding areas with loyalty and pride. In 2014, we are continuing to follow the tradition set in 1927. We are here to serve your funeral needs with compassion, dignity, and professionalism.

Our Staff

Andy Cadwell General Manager, Funeral Director, Embalmer While attending high school Andy began his career in funeral service here at Cox Funeral Home. Born and raised in Bainbridge; he graduated from Bainbridge High School and Bainbridge Jr. College, before going to the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. Andy returns to Cox bringing with him 9 years of serving families in Grady County. He and his wife, Christy, know by merging the two businesses they can ever better serve Grady County funeral needs, as well as, Decatur County. Andy and Christy are happy to be serving these two communities and look forward to many years of ministering through funeral service.Andy and Christy have 3 children, Sam Billingsley, Kay Billingsley Reynolds and Drew Billingsley. More important than that, 7 grandchildren!

Christy Drew Cadwell Office Manager Christy was raised in Bainbridge. As a small child, Christy took piano lessons from Mrs. Mary Cox in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home. She never thought Cox Funeral Home would one day be her daily calling. Serving as church organist, she and husband, Andy Cadwell, stay busy with church, as well as, civic duties. They are proud to be able to help childhood friends and families in their time of sorrow. Christy and Andy have 3 children, Sam and his family live in Franklin, Tennessee, Kay and her family live in Dacula, Georgia, and Drew is currently stationed as an Army Chaplain in Ft. Stewart, GA. There are 7 wonderful grandchildren.

Michael Harrison Funeral Director and Embalmer Apprentice – Michael is a lifelong resident of Bainbridge and Climax, Georgia. He is a graduate of Bainbridge High School, the class of 1989. He is a 2013 graduate of Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston,Texas. Michael graduated from college with Honors in Mortuary Science and Thano-Chemistry. He is a member of the National Funeral Service Honor Society, and he received the McEnany and Moen Academic Achievement Award. Michael is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Milton Harrison. He is married to Amy Birdwell Harrison, and he is the father of 5 children; Angel and husband Brandon, Bobby, Austin, Madison and Jacob and two grandchildren.