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Martha Davis Bauman

May 31, 1931 August 15, 2019
Martha Davis Bauman
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Martha Davis Bauman – May 31, 1931 – August 15, 2019

Born in Warrenton, GA to James Cecil and Julia Dye Davis, she is survived by her husband of 66 years, Dr. Larry A. Bauman, a retired Methodist minister of the North Georgia Conference. She had three children, Larry A Bauman, Jr. (Beth), Cecil Davis Bauman (Jennifer) and Ann Bauman Porterfield (Greg), eight grandchildren, Russell, Austin, Reid, Blair, Brad, Sarah, Jeff and David and one great grandchild, Lucas. She is also survived by her brother, Judge E. Purnell Davis (Babs), nephews, Eph and Jim Davis and niece Susannah Davis.

Martha was a graduate of Warrenton High School and Wesleyan College. She received her Master’s Degree in education from Emory University where she met her husband who was a seminary student. They were married on August 11, 1953.

She taught elementary school music in Decatur and later served as a school counselor. She served as Director of Northwest GA GLRS prior to taking a job with the State Department of Education. She spent many years as a homemaker and was a tireless volunteer for many charitable and civic events, including Potter’s House, Breakthrough House and the Atlanta Symphony. She proudly volunteered during the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

Always generous with her time and talents, she truly never met a stranger and loved meeting and getting to know all who came into her life. She cheerfully served alongside Dr. Bauman in many wonderful Methodist churches. Every appointment brought new lifelong friends who remember the inseparable Martha and Larry. She was a skilled and gracious hostess, enjoying her role as of being a minister’s wife.

She traveled extensively and particularly enjoyed overseas vacations to Europe. She traveled on the Orient Express, went to the Holy Land and even traveled to Russia. However, her favorite destination was her mountain home in Clayton, GA where she entertained family and friends at every opportunity. Those visits were often accompanied by her playing hymns on the harp or piano. She began studying Celtic Harp in her 50’s and became quite accomplished, joining the Atlanta Concerto, playing for weddings and church services.

She dearly loved her family, and provided direction, encouragement and advice in a steady, forthright and decidedly southern manner. No one can remember her ever missing a church, school or sporting event in which her children participated. Whether ballet, piano, sports, choir, scouting or youth group, she was always there to help in any way possible.

Visitation will be on Sunday, August 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. at A. S. Turner and Sons, Decatur, GA. Services will be held at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday, August 19th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Westmoreland, Rev. Greg Porterfield, Rev. Susannah Davis and Rev. Susan Pinson officiating. Interment will follow in Warrenton, GA at 4:30 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Building Fund or Warrenton United Methodist Church. A.S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

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4:00 PM 8/18/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/18/2019 6:00:00 PM
A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory

2773 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033

A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home & Crematory
2773 North Decatur Road Decatur 30033 GA
United States





11:00 AM 8/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Parlor

1660 North Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30307

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Parlor
1660 North Decatur Road Decatur 30307 GA
United States

Cemetery Details


Warrenton Cemetery Final Resting Place

N. Warrenton Street
Warrenton, GA 30828

N. Warrenton Street Warrenton 30828 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church

1660 North Decatur Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30307

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