In Remembrance …

An “In Remembrance” page has been added to the RBAA website. If you would like to add a notation for a recently deceased Redcoat alumnus, please provide any information, including that related to the obituary, memorial scholarships or fundraising for the family, to Going forward, families may notify the RBAA through when a Redcoat alumnus passes away so that Redcoat friends may be made aware. The RBAA will then publish the information to the “In Remembrance” page on the RBAA website.

Saralyn Ridgeway Davis

Saralyn Ridgeway Davis

Saralyn Delois Ridgeway Davis, a beloved wife, devoted homeschool mother, and cherished member of her church and community, passed away on September 29, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 48 years old.

Born on November 4, 1974, Saralyn was the loving daughter of David Ridgeway Jr. and the late Virginia Ridgeway. She was a shining example of humility, simplicity, and meekness throughout her life. Saralyn touched the hearts of those around her with her gentle spirit and unwavering commitment to her family.

Saralyn graduated from the University of Georgia, where she cultivated a passion for learning that she later instilled in her own children. She was a proud member of the Georgia Redcoat marching band, where her talent for playing the clarinet shone brightly.

On January 17, 1998, Saralyn married the love of her life, Scott Christopher Davis, with whom she shared a deep and enduring bond for over 25 years. Their love story was a testament to the power of commitment, devotion, overcoming adversity, and companionship.

Saralyn was a dedicated homeschool mother to her two children, Charles “Ridge” Davis and Evangeline “Evie” Davis, who were the center of her world. She nurtured their education and character with selfless love and diligence, instilling in them the values of giving and forgiveness that she held dear.

In addition to her passion for teaching, Saralyn had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening, canning, and tending to her homestead. She delighted in the culinary arts, often cooking and baking for her family and friends, who relished every bite of her delicious creations.

Saralyn was a faithful member of her church community, where her presence and kindness were a source of inspiration to all who knew her. Her love for reading enriched her life and allowed her to share wisdom and knowledge with those she met.

Saralyn Ridgeway Davis was a sinner saved by the grace and mercy of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. She leaves behind a legacy of Christ like love, humility, and tenderness that will continue to touch the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be deeply missed by her husband, Scott; her children, Ridge and Evie; her father, David Jr; her brothers, Robert (Paula) and William (Teresa); and a host of family and friends who were blessed to have her in their lives.

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Carl W Bedwell Jr

Carl W. Bedwell, Jr.

On Friday, November 17, 2023, Carl W. Bedwell, Jr., surrounded by loved ones, passed away at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. He was 78 years old.
Born and raised in Atlanta, he was the only child of Carl W. Bedwell, Sr. and Vera Edwards Bedwell.

At O’Keefe High School, he played basketball, was drum major of the band, and co-president of his senior class. Attending the University of Georgia, he focused on what would become one of the loves of his life, music.

At UGA, he majored in Music Education and was a member and band captain of the Georgia Redcoat Band. He was also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.

After graduating from UGA, he joined the army and was a member of the US 3rd Army Band stationed at Fort McPherson. There he played the herald trumpet and was the drum major.

During a thirty-five-year career in music education, he was the band director at Southwest High School, Palmetto High School, and McIntosh High School. He also completed his Master’s in Music Education and was a member of the Phi Beta Mu National Bandmasters Fraternity.

In addition to his love of all kinds of music, he enjoyed his cats, Ellie and Ollie, traveling, classic cars, model trains, and DIY projects around the house. He further enjoyed being a life-long supporter of the Georgia Bulldogs, being a season ticket holder for over 30 years. Furthermore, he and his wife enjoyed visiting their condo on Tybee Island, where they could relax from their busy life.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Cheryl York Bedwell.

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Arthur Harold Middleton Jr

Arthur (Artie) Harold Middleton Jr. passed Sunday, April 3, 2022.
Arthur was born in Georgetown, SC to Arthur Harold Middleton and Marie Pence Middleton on August 22, 1945.

He was a graduate of Perry High School in the class of 1963. He attended the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern College where he received his degree in music. He taught music in several high schools in Georgia for three years before moving to Europe.

Arthur was the principal trombonist for The Munich Philharmonic, The Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic. He has played under the directorship of such notable conductors as Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn.

After twelve years in Europe, he then moved to Brisbane Australia in 1981 to teach and conduct at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

After moving back to the United States, Arthur sold real estate in the Daytona Beach area of Florida.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Pence and Jon Middleton. He is survived by his mother’s husband Jack Orman, brothers Ron (Kathy) and Lane (Donna) Middleton, sister-in-law Jean Middleton, four nieces and two nephews, three grand nieces and two grand nephews.

His ashes will be interred at Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Garden in Statesboro, Georgia.

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