Mr. Robert Emmett Gilmer, Jr., age 77, of Trion, GA died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Gilmer was born January 8, 1932 in Chattooga County, GA, the son of the late Robert Emmett Gilmer, Sr. and Lillie Mae Bohannon Gilmer. He was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills. Mr. Gilmer was a member of the Teloga Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy having served in the Korean War. Mr. Gilmer was an avid fisherman.

Mr. Gilmer is survived by his wife, Brenda Gilmer; daughter, Angela M. Eyer; sister, Frances Ponder; grandchildren, C. Raenn Bailey, Abigail Atkins, Dylan Atkins, and Brandon Starnes.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 31, 2009 from the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with Rev. David Pettyjohn officiating. Burial will follow in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Davenport, Max Hollis, Bobby Atkins, Johnny Sprayberry, Henry Eyer and Gene Brown.

Mr. Gilmer will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Thursday, July 30, 2009.

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