December 9, 2001

M/Sgt. Jefferson D. Davis

   M/Sgt. Jefferson Donald "Donnie" Davis, A Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Unit, Green Beret, U.S. Army, age 39, 712 Shelton Circle, Clarksville, and formerly of Elizabethton, died Wednesday, December 5, 2001, in Afghanistan.
   M/Sgt. Davis was a native of Carter County and the son of William Lon and Linda Curd Davis, Watauga.
   M/Sgt. Davis was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a 1981 graduate of Elizabethton High School, where he played on the football and basketball teams. He also attended Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, N.C., where he played on the football team.
   M/Sgt. Davis also served in Desert Storm.
   Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Mi Yu Kyong Davis, of the home; a daughter, Cristina Davis, of the home; a son, Jesse Davis, of the home; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Tim Sams, Watauga; a brother, Danny Davis, and a special friend, Karen Jenkins, both of Elizabethton; his maternal grandmother, Ruth Curd, Watauga; two nieces, Rikki Baughman and Cheyenne Sams, both of Watauga; a nephew, Wesley Baughman, Watauga; several other nieces and nephews who live in Korea; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
   M/Sgt. Davis will be returned to Elizabethton for funeral services and interment with full Military Honors provided by Fifth Group, Special Forces, of Fort Campbell, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.
   Tetrick Funeral Home, 211 North Riverside Drive, Elizabethton, (423) 543-4917, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our Web site at