Body of Griffin soldier returns to Georgia

The body of Pfc. Johnathon F. Davis is expected to arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 10 a.m. From there, a procession expected to include local law enforcement as well as the Patriot Guard Riders will travel down I-75 south to Ga. 16 to Griffin.

The funeral for the Griffin High School graduate will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin First Assembly of God. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home.

Davis, 20, died one week ago of wounds suffered from "enemy small arms fire," in the Kandahar province in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a statement.

Davis’ wife, Kristen, is eight months pregnant. Family spokesman Randall Valimont, pastor of Griffin First Assembly of God, said the young soldier “was so looking forward to the baby being born."

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