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Ms. Vera Lanier Davidson

THOMSON, Ga. - Ms. Vera Lanier Davidson, 97, died Thursday, December 30, 2010. She was the widow of James Andrew Davidson and the daughter of the late John N. and Ara Collins Lanier. She was a native of Candler Co., but had made her home in Thomson for many years. She attended South Georgia Teachers College and taught school before marriage. After the death of her husband, she continued to own and operate Davidson's Dry Cleaners for more than 46 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomson for over 55 years. The love of God, family, and friends were the driving force in her life. Her courage, compassion, and charity were boundless. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Jim C. Reeves of Augusta and Judith and James P. Cotton, Jr. of Lawrenceville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. James A. and Judy Davidson III of Augusta; brother and sister-in-law, Ray L. and Barabara Lanier of Metter; sisters-in-law, Dot Lanier and Edna Lanier; six grandchildren and their spouses, James P. Cotton III (Kimberley), Steven C. Cotton (Sara), Scott C. Cotton (Kathryn), Marcus A. Reeves (Arlene), Leigh Reeves Wiley (Lee), Katherine Davidson Stewart (Miles); and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 2, 2011, at 3: 00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Barnes officiating. Interment was in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Thomson. Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011

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