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Jerry M. Ahern
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1946
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 2012
Georgia, USA

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Ahern, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

Mr. Ahern was born in Chicago, Ill., a son of the late John and Arline Ahern.

Jerry was an award-winning, internationally-known author of over 80 novels including "The Survivalist" series, numerous non-fiction books, and thousands of magazine articles. In recent years, Jerry served as an editorial consultant. Additionally, Jerry was a strong supporter of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Jerry had a strong Christian faith and led a vigorous and healthy lifestyle until a recent and aggressive cancer took his life. His positive, never-give-up attitude, as well as a good sense of humor, were a part of his day-to-day throughout.

Jerry was deeply cherished and loved by his family; all those that knew him, loved him. He had a strong devotion to his family.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sharon Ahern, of Jefferson; children and their spouses, Samantha and Robert Akers, of Commerce, and Jason and Tracy Ahern, of Buford; grandchildren, Olivia Akers and Alec, Aidan, Emily, and Addison Ahern; and nephew, George R. Smith, of Hartwell.

A private family memorial service will be held on a later date.

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at (706) 367-5467

Published in Athens Banner-Herald on July 27, 2012 
Created by: KC MO
Record added: Sep 09, 2012
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