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Tessie Hand Fuqua

Tessie Hand Fuqua, American corporation executive. Recipient Achievement award, State of Alabama, 1968.


  • Fuqua, Tessie Hand was born on July 25, 1938 in Oakland, California, United States. Daughter of Clyde Vincent and Johnsey Juanita (Lee) Hand.

  • Education

    • Student, Public Schools, California. Student, Public Schools, Alabama.


    • Executive secretary Fort McClennan, Anniston, Alabama, 1973—1976. Co-owner, co-operator Holland Tire & Service, 1976—1979. Sales associate Harris-McKay Real Estate, 1978—1981.

      Department head Hudson's Department Store, 1979—1981. Senior clerk material control department Federal Maritime Commission Corporation, since 1981.


    Baptist churches should celebrate the racial, cultural and theological diversity witnessed within its membership.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Every person was created for a purpose, and God has a plan and will for every individual.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Marriage is a microcosm of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God meant for a marriage to help to understand, to some degree, God’s vast and intricate love for people.


    Chairman North Talladega Cancer Crusade, Alabama, 1962. Prayer chairman Women's Missionary Union, Talladega, 1964, circuit pres, 1965—1967. President Talladega Federated Garden Clubs, 1965, Talladega County History Society, Alabama, 1973—1974, secretary, 1964—1973.

    Past member Alabama Real Estate Commission. Member of Alabama History Association, Pilot Club (Talladega) (secretary 1960-1962).


    • Married Clyde Olan Watts, July 20, 1958 (divorced April 1973). Children: Tessie Lauretta, Clyde Olan II, Kelly Elizabeth, Scarlett Juanita, Rachael Abigail. Married James Kenneth Fuqua, August 31, 1984.
    • father: Clyde Vincent Hand
    • mother: Johnsey Juanita (Lee) Hand
    • spouses: Clyde Olan Watts
    • James Kenneth Fuqua
    • children: Tessie Lauretta Fuqua
    • Clyde Olan II Fuqua
    • Kelly Elizabeth Fuqua
    • Scarlett Juanita Fuqua
    • Rachael Abigail Fuqua
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    • 1973 - 1976
      Executive, secretary Fort McClennan
      Anniston, Alabama, United States
    • 1976 - 1979
    • 1978 - 1981
      sales associate, Harris-McKay Real Estate
    • 1979 - 1981
      department head, Hudson's Department Store
    • 1981
      senior, clerk material control department Federal Maritime Commission Corporation