Sarah Laing Davidson

September 20, 1924July 19, 2014

Sarah Laing Davidson,89, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Born in Grady County, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Clarence Laing and Bertha Sarah Adeline Reagan Laing. She was also preceded in death by her husband Rev. John Henry Davidson, Jr, son Douglas Daryl Davidson, granddaughter Sarah Ansley Davidson, foster son Charles R. Sykes, brother Hugh Laing and sister Hazel Mason. Mrs. Davidson was a graduate of Mercer University and was a retired educator with the Clarke County Schools. She was a minister’s wife serving in numerous churches in the Athens area and a member of the Athens First Baptist Church. Survivors include a son and daughter in law John H. Davidson, III and Jan Kesler Davidson; daughter Vivian Davidson Egan; daughter in law Melanie Davidson Hixon; sister Louise Singletary; grandchildren Justin Davidson, Lauren Thompson and husband Scotty, Mike Egan, John Egan and wife Olivia and Sarah Egan. Funeral services will be 2pm Monday, July 21st, at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Granger officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bernstein from 6-8 pm Sunday, July 19. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the On Going Mission Program, Athens First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street, Athens, Georgia 30601. Online condolences may be made at Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service are in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 20, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 21, 2014

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Bobby Howington

July 28, 2014

I'm sorry to hear about Mrs. Davidson. We really enjoyed their ministry while they were at Talmadge Heights Baptist Church. Our continued prayers are with the family during this time. God's grace is sufficient in time of need.

Bobby Howington

Joy Elder

July 22, 2014

John, Vivian and families- You and our community have lost a precious lady who was loved by many, many people for her kindness, gracious manner, sweet. sweet smile and spirit, her wonderful gift of teaching, and especially for serving so well in ministry along side Brother John. Their years serving Bethabara from 1970-1975 bring up so many, many fond memories of each of you. May God guide you through your grief and sorrow with His love, grace and healing and bring you to a place of Peace.

Matt Jackson

July 21, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the Davidson Family. Mrs. Davidson was such a nice lady. Although I would occasionally see her in passing, my fondest memories of her are from my childhood days living next door to her and being fortunate to have had her for a teacher. I am sure she will be missed. Keeping you in my prayers.

Kathy and Chuck Phillips

July 21, 2014

John and family, thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers during this difficult time.

Dezman Mason

July 21, 2014

Aunt Sarah will truly be missed by all of us. She has gone and joined Uncle John, Uncle Hugh, and Mom

Scott & Kathy Thompson

July 20, 2014

In your time of loss, you can take comfort in all of the gifts she gave to you and those who knew and loved her. As a teacher, she was graced with gift to guide and mold the lives of hundreds of children to make ours a better world. +

Becky and Don McKenzie

July 20, 2014

Our deepest sympathy goes to Vivian and John and their families in the loss of Aunt Sarah. She was such a vital part of the Davidson family and we will miss her. She was also one of the finest Christians I have ever known. Her life was lived as a tribute to her Lord and Savior.

Faye Kemp

July 20, 2014

John, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. God's peace be with you and all of
your family. Faye Kemp

Rick Harris

July 20, 2014

John and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you,what a beautiful lady!
Rick and Becky

Jody Shahan

July 19, 2014

Aunt Sarah was such a wonderful person. Even through the death of her grandchild , son and husband she wore a smile. It was a smile of faith, she knew the truth that when her time came, she would once again be with all those she loved who had gone before her. She knows she will be waiting on the rest with open arms and the love of our most wonderful Heavenly Father. We have been so very blessed to have know her in this earthly life.
Prayers for all of you are being sent your way. Rest in peace of faithful servant, you have severed Him well.
Jody Davidson Shahan