Martha Faw

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MINONK - Martha Whitehead Faw, 84, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Minonk, 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 a son, Judson David Faw and wife, Debra, of Issaquah, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Cynthia Faw of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Carolyn Wheeler of Bogart; three grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Friendship Christian Church, with the Rev. Doug Job, the Rev. Douglas M. Ivey, and the 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 Road, 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.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 8, 2013
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