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Gerald William Ernest

December 2, 1942 — February 17, 2022

Gerald William Ernest “Jerry”, 79, of Young Harris GA, passed away peacefully under the care of  PruittHealth Hospice Blue Ridge, GA on Thursday, February 17, 2022.  He was born in Glendale, WV. His family moved to Northern Ohio when he was 12.  He lived most of his life in Ohio until moving to Young Harris, GA in 2018.

Jerry loved to golf and read.  He was an avid football fan and loved his Cleveland Browns and Ohio State  Buckeyes.  

He was preceded in death by his mother (Dixie Irene Zajac) and his daughter Cheryl R. Bateman, “Sherri”).  

He retired as a computer programmer from NOF Metal Coatings, North America in Chardon, OH.

He is survived by his brothers Dale (Susan) of Young Harris, GA, and Don (Phyllis) of Florence, KY.   He is also survived by nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to American Cancer Society.   <>

Donation Mailing Address,  P O Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Phone Number: 1-800-227-2345

Arrangements entrusted to the Just Cremations - Cremation Society of Blairsville, GA.  You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at


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