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 –    As a high school student,  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 attending the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. Andy returned to Cox Funeral Home as the General Manager, Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director bringing with him  years of serving families in not only Decatur County but also in Grady County and St. Mary’s, Georgia. He was most recently honored by the National Funeral Directors Association with 40 years of service.  Andy and his wife, Christy,  are happy to be serving the southwest Georgia area and look forward to many years of ministering through funeral service.  They have 3 children- Sam Billingsley, Kay Billingsley Reynolds and  Major Drew Billingsley, US Army. They are also the grandparents of 8 grandchildren. The Cadwells are active members of Eastside Baptist Church in Cairo , the Decatur County Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Bainbridge Decatur County Chamber of Commerce.

Christy Drew Cadwell Christy grew up in Bainbridge  where as a small child, she  took piano lessons from Mrs. Mary Cox in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home not knowing that  Cox Funeral Home would one day be her daily calling. She and husband, Andy,  are active in the Eastside Baptist Church church where Christy serves as the church organist. She is also a member of the Bainbridge Pilot Club as well as the Decatur County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Bainbridge Decatur County Chamber of Commerce.  Christy serves as the office manager and oversees the day to day operations of the funeral home. They are proud to be able to assist childhood friends and families during  their time of need. Christy and Andy have 3 children- Sam and his family live in Franklin, Tennessee, Kay and her family live in Dacula, Georgia, and Drew and his family are currently stationed  in Kentucky where he serves as a Chaplain in the US Army. They are the grandparents of 8 wonderful grandchildren.