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Corporation executive

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.


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.


It is in God’s power to prompt the hearts and minds of political authorities to His purposes and furnish wisdom and guidance in their decisions.


The word of God can be discovered only through the Bible.


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.

Clyde Vincent Hand

Johnsey Juanita (Lee) Hand

Clyde Olan Watts

James Kenneth Fuqua

Rachael Abigail Fuqua

Kelly Elizabeth Fuqua

Tessie Lauretta Fuqua

Clyde Olan II Fuqua

Scarlett Juanita Fuqua