Obituary: Edwin Earl Gill

Edwin “Earl” Gill, 87, of Dawson died on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Willson Hospice House in Albany. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Earl was born February 20, 1928 in Ft. Gaines, Georgia, son of the late Emmett Clifford Gill and Tamzy Hasty Gill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1946 to 1947.

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Ellen Dollar Gill remembered

Today is the fourth anniversary of my mother’s death. I still miss her, but I can and do laugh at some of my memories!

She was a pistol, as we say in the south. She drove a powder puff stock car, could make an adding machine run hot (her fingers were so fast), carried a small caliber pistol in the VW glovebox and loved her Coca-Cola. Housekeeping was not high on her list of priorities (I inherited that). She never met a stranger (I inherited that, too) and had an incredible green thumb (not so much, that one, but I try).

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