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Earnest Gibson

July 27, 1928 — March 14, 2012

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Earnest Denver Gibson


Avera, GA  – Earnest Denver Gibson, 83, entered into rest Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the University Hospital in Augusta GA.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Weathers Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, IN with Rev. Ron Bowers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery in Pekin, IN.
Ernie was born to the late Nettie Irene Bentley Gibson and the late Harrison Gibson in Fleming-Neon, Letcher County, KY.  In his late teens, the family moved to Pekin, IN.  He proudly served his country during WWII in the Army 101st Airborn Div, Ft. Campbell KY.  After retiring as a truck driver and finding the climate more suitable, he moved to Avera GA in 1995 where he enjoyed travelling, hunting and fishing.  Ernie was a giving, generous person who was always ready to lend a hand to those in need.  Never having been married and not having any children, he loved his nieces and nephews as his own.  Known by many names—Uncle Den, Ernie, Cigar, The Can Man or Mr. Earnest—he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He was also preceded in death by all of his siblings, Estille Gibson, Albert Gibson, Edith Gibson Bentley, Edward James Gibson, Elbert Eugene Gibson and Earl James Gibson.  Survivors include his nephew, Wayne Gibson; great nephew, Nick Gibson; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews in Indiana, Kentucky and Texas. Pallbearers will be Kevin Gibson, Nick Gibson, Roger M. Polly, Hairl Roberts, Todd Roberts, Christopher Stroud and Mark Stroud.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2012, from 6:00-8:00PM and at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, Indiana on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 4:00-8:00PM.
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After Glow

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo...
whispering softly down the ways
of happy times, and laughing times,
and bright and summer days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve
to dry before the sun of happy
memories that I leave when
life is done.
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What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose;
All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.


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