Martha Faw

March 11, 1928March 5, 2013

Martha Whitehead Faw, 84, of Athens, GA passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

A native of Athens, GA, Mrs. Faw was the daughter of the late James Fred Whitehead and Floy Landrum Whitehead and was preceded in death by her husband, Judson Wesley Faw. Mrs. Faw was a dedicated lifelong Christian servant, an Elder, and served as choir director at Friendship Christian Church. Among many accomplishments, she served as President of the Christian Women’s Fellowship of Georgia from 1981-1984; 2nd Vice-Moderator for The Christian Church in Georgia from 1992-1993, and President of International Christian Women’s Fellowship from 1986-1990. Mrs. Faw served on the Executive Committee for the ICWF Quadrennial Assembly from 1957-1990, and served as Director for Quadrennial Music Hall Programming from 1957-1986. She co-authored two books; “In the Fullness of Time,” and “So Great A Cloud.”

Survivors include son, Judson David Faw and wife, Debra of Issaquah, Washington; step-daughter, Cynthia Faw of Seattle, WA; sister, Carolyn Wheeler of Bogart; 3 grandsons, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11AM Saturday, March 9th at Friendship Christian Church with Rev. Doug Job, Rev. Douglas M. Ivey, and Rev. Betty Brewer-Calvert officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Friendship Christian Church, 285 Tallassee Rd, Athens, GA 30606 or to The Christian Church in Georgia, 2370 Vineville Ave, Macon, GA 31204.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2013

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Kathy Peacock

March 12, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Faw's passing. We only met her one time and she was a lovely lady. We have such fond memories of our Ben and your Ryan's friendship when they were in elementary and middle school. May the Lord of Hope give you peace in the coming days. Sincerely, Kathy and Tim Peacock

Polly Kocher

March 12, 2013

David and Deb, What I remember best about Aunt Martha is her calling me 'sugar'...she said that word with such 'substance' that made me even believe I might be...even though I was a tomboy! I know she is so happy to be with the Lord...she was such a good influence on earth, I'm sure her reward is mighty!

Meredith McKee

March 10, 2013

Many thoughts, prayers and spiritual bouquets are being offered for you, David and Deb. We hold Martha in high regard and are blessed to have shared time with her. I especially remember her as filled with joy and dignity - and a voice that could fill a room! My mother, Muriel, and aunt, Joyce, send their sympathy and sorrow they could not be there. Please know you are held dear in many hearts.

Cynthia Faw

March 9, 2013

David, Deb and Carolyn,
We were so sorry to hear of Martha's passing, but know she is at peace with Dad and The Lord now.

As the days and weeks go by, know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, as we remember Martha's loving kindness to everyone near to her.

Cindy Faw and Ed Sweetnam

Allan and Debra Awald

March 9, 2013

David and Deb: Please accept our deepest sympathies and know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Jim Watts

March 8, 2013

It was such a privilege to meet Martha Faw, when I first went to Georgia, with my wife-to-be, Rebecca Wilkinson. Martha Faw was a marvelous lady, and I noticed Sandy Wilkinson and Martha Faw were great friends. Martha was very well-respected at Friendship Christian Church, and it seemed everyone listened intently every time Martha spoke, so I knew she was a very special lady. Martha made me feel like a part of the family at the Friendship Christian Church, and I will always be thankful to her for that. I saw Martha for the very last time at the baby shower for my wife and I, and she had a ready smile and hug like always, and despite her recent health issues, she looked really good. I want to wish all of Martha's friends and family the best at this time, and to tell them all, that we are much better people for having Martha Faw in our lives.

CJ and Danny White

March 8, 2013

David and Deb: We are so sorry for your loss and have you in our thoughts during this difficult time.

Rick & Jane Ivey

March 8, 2013

So sorry to hear about Aunt Martha's passing. She was a wonderful lady.

March 8, 2013

David, Deb, Carolyn and family: Martha was a wonderful, caring woman and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Sending you love and peace.

Rebecca (Wilkinson) and Jim Watts

Bernstein Funeral Home

March 8, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.