Mrs. Mildred N. Davis, 85, died Friday, January 27, 2012, at her home. A native of Watauga County, she was the daughter of the late John Fred and Ann Yates Baird. At age six, Mildred decided she wanted to be a nurse. She nursed for 50 years and was a member with her best friend Eloise Campbell, of the private duty nurse register of East Tennessee. She retired from Asbury as charge nurse on the second floor. Mildred was a member of Southwestern Baptist Church on Cherokee Road. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Frank "Buster"? L. Davis; one brother Harry Baird; and three sisters Sylvia Baird, Katheryn Chesser, and Mable Baird; and two aunts Elizabeth Caldwell, and Thursa DelNero. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Ann Breeden and husband Cal of Richmond, VA; two sons, Donald F. Davis and wife Betty and George Tate Davis and wife Jan, all of Johnson City; two brothers Paul Baird of Gloucester, VA and Yates Baird of Gate City, VA; five sisters Betty Honeycutt of Jackson, Mary Lee Ledford of Jonesborough, Patsy Lyons of Elizabethton, Joy Penley of Johnson City, and Peggy Sweeney of Telford; seven grandchildren, Machelle, Mary, Donald Jr., Chris, Kim, Leiane, and Chris B.; nineteen great grandchildren, Craig, Cheyenne, Hunter, Avery, Eric, Ashley, Kayla, Zach, Jake, Robbie, Emily, Alexandra, Ashlyn, Justin, Valarie, Davis, Jacob, Catherine, and Emily; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive friends, Monday, 5:30-7:00pm, at Morris Baker Funeral Home. Services will be held, 7:00pm, at Morris Baker Funeral Home, in the South Chapel, with Dr. Dwayne Baird and Rev. Greg Salyer officiating. Burial will be made Tuesday, 11:00am, at The Davis Family Cemetery, Foscoe, North Carolina. Arrangements entrusted to Morris Baker Funeral Home, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Alice Gregory

  2. Anonymous says:

    I miss my visits with Uncle Bus and Aunt Mildred. We talked for hours reminiscing about the Davis Family, the original Tweetsie, and the Grandfather area. Sincere sympathy to Don, Debbie and George.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I miss my visits with Uncle Bus and Aunt Mildred. We talked for hours reminiscing about the Davis Family, the original Tweetsie, and the Grandfather area. Sincere sympathy to Don, Debbie and George.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Davis was a lovely lady. We will miss her. She was a joy to know and very kind.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mrs. Davis was a sweet and wonderful woman. I met her many years ago and never forgot her sweetness and kindness. She always made me feel welcome and accepted in her home and took time to talk to me and treated me very well. Her sweetness has stayed with me all these years. I have never forgotten her. My love and prayers are with you in your hour of need. I hope and pray that God is with you during your hour of need. I have lost my parents and understand the pain and sorrow you feel. God bless each of you. Kimberly

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