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ROBERT DON GUDGER Coach Robert Don Gudger, Ret., age 79, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Ellijay, GA, passed Thursday, June 1st, 2006. The late son of William H. and Belle Osborn Gudger. Coach Gudger was a graduate of Gilmer High School in Ellijay, GA, he immediately joined the U.S. Army Air Corp in WWII and also served in the 3rd Armored Division in the Korean War. Between wars he attended and graduated from the University of Georgia, he was assistant football coach for two years and head football coach for fifteen years at Gilmer High School, along with coaching basketball and track, he received his Masters Degree from Western Carolina. Coach Gudger continued his teaching and coaching career at Central Gwinnett High School as assistant football coach along with track and baseball. He received his sixth year Specialist Degree at the University of Georgia. He was a Monsieur of the Rock Creek Ecological Society, a board member of the Lawrenceville Board of Appeals, and a eternal member of the Bulldog Nation. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy G. Gudger of the home in Lawrenceville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Rae and Jim Gaylor of Lawrenceville, GA, Lisa Lee and Doug Flowers from Hephzibah, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Tammy Gudger of Ellijay, GA and Pat and Felicia Gudger of Snellville, GA; seven grandsons, two granddaughters and one great granddaughter; sister, Lorena Gudger; and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Opal Gudger of Ellijay, GA. Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 3rd, at the 1st Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, GA and 2:00 PM, Monday, June 5th at The Logan Funeral Home in Ellijay, GA. Visitation will be at the Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, GA from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM, Friday, June 2nd and at the Logan Funeral Home and Chapel, Sunday starting at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in the Mountaintown Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellijay, GA following the funeral Monday. Logan Funeral Home and Chapel 706-635-4554 (www.loganfuneralhome.com) and Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawreceville, GA, 770-962-3100.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on June 2, 2006
Logan Funeral Home & Chapel
357 Dalton Street Ellijay, GA 30540