Jarrett LaFayette Davis IV
Jarrett LaFayette Davis IV, a man whose great full heart was not able to withstand complications from multiple myeloma, died on Sept. 17, 2018.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on Dec. 15, 1957 to Mary Virginia and Jarrett L Davis III, he was a K-12 Westminster Schools graduate, attended Hampton Sydney University and graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Business.
He was loved by all who knew him. After 24 years, as a kind-hearted, honest, and ethical banker, he finally found the place, in 2013, that allowed him the integrity he had always sought as a financial advisor for Oakbridge Partners in Atlanta, Georgia.
And in that year, he and his wife of 31 years, Jane Ellington Davis, also found their dream home in the mountains of Cashiers.
Over the last five years, he was able to pursue his golfing and to develop his singing and just loved entertaining his friends.
Over his lifetime, his volunteer spirit inspired all of the following charity and civic organizations: the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, for 20 years; as president, leading the Trinity Early Learning Center in Atlanta and the Haynes Manor Neighborhood Association of Atlanta; in Cashiers, he was active in his Bald Rock neighborhood, vice president of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, and in the Mountain Youth Charities program called Junior Appalachian Music, he taught guitar and banjo at the Blue Ridge School, and he enjoyed being a Big Brother in the Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Cashiers. Singing almost made him as happy as being “grandy” to his two granddaughters, Magnolia Wren Brown and Alia Pearl Brown.
His son, Dr Wells Shaw Brown of Vancouver, Canada, gave him such comfort in cancer research, and daughter-in-law, Dr, Juli Ann Carrillo of the University of British Columbia, also added support through the tough months of Jarrett’s fight.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Ellington Davis; his son, Dr Wells Shaw Brown; two grand-daughters; his parents; his brother, Bryan Davis; and sister, Frances Davis, of Atlanta.
A celebration of life will be conducted at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley, 120 Handicap Drive, Sapphire, from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21and there will be another celebration in Atlanta at Peachtree Golf Club from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Donations can be made to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, P.O. Box 638, Cashiers, NC, 28717; Mountain Youth Charities, P.O. Box 1603, Cashiers, NC 28717; Atlanta Ronald McDonald House, 795 Gatewood Road, Atlanta, GA, 30329 and Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Cashiers, P.O. Box 696, Cashiers, NC 28717.