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Whitfield Funeral Home
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Hamilton Mill

J.H. Earl Gibson

Obituary Date: Friday, January 15, 2016

J.H. “Earl” Gibson, age 71 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.


Born in Habersham County on October 5, 1944, he was a son of the late Robert and Donnie Nations Gibson.  Mr. Gibson was a construction worker, enjoyed fishing and hunting, and was of the Baptist faith.  He was a US Army veteran and a lifetime member of Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ethel House, Pearl Tomlin, and Hazel Nation; brothers, Bill, Paul, Gerald, Charlie, and Ernest Gibson.


Survivors include wife of 52 years, Jean Follett Gibson of Clarkesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Robbie and Becky Gibson of Clarkesville & David and Pam Gibson of Clarkesville; sisters, Carolyn Martin of Clarkesville & Betty Winkler of Demorest; grandchildren, Matthew, Trey, and Todd Gibson; also several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Chad Holcomb officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairfield Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors provided by the Grant Reeves VFW Post #7720, Rabun County DAV Chapter #15, and the Habersham County American Legion Post #84.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8:30 pm on Saturday.


An online guest register is available for the Gibson family and may be viewed at


McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706) 778-8668 is in charge of arrangements.