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Courthouse to close for funeral of Senior Judge D. Rodney Gibson

The Pickens County Courthouse will be closing at 1pm on Thursday, June 21, 2018 for the staff to attend the funeral of Senior Judge D. Rodney Gibson. Judge Gibson served as the Judge of the Probate Court for 36 years and took Senior Judge status in retirement. The courthouse will reopen on Friday, June 23, 2018 for regular business hours.


Judge Gibson’s obituary is as follows:

D. Rodney Gibson
Senior Judge

Honorable D. Rodney Gibson

July 9, 1947 – June 16, 2018






Honorable D. Rodney Gibson, age 70, of Jasper, GA passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home. He was born July 9, 1947 in Tate, GA to the late Allie and Ermie Gibson. Rodney served as Probate Judge of Pickens County for 36 years and was currently serving as Senior Judge for Probate Courts of Georgia. After he retired as Pickens County Probate Judge Rodney still wanted to help his community, so he went to work at Roper Funeral Home.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Lois Gibson, of Jasper; children, Alan and Teri Gibson, of Marietta, Amy Gibson and Jason Bivens, of Jasper, Jeffrey and Jenny Jones, of Jasper; son-in-law, Keith Galligan of Jasper; brother and sister-in-law Wallace and Mildred Gibson, of Jasper; grandchildren, Micah, Ellie, Owen, Eli, Brady, Evan, Tatum, Stella, and Caroline; and numerous adopted family members from the community, nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by a daughter Jennifer Galligan.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Jasper United Methodist Church with Rev. Greg Meadows, Rev. Gene Tatum, Judge Allen Wigington, Alan Gibson and Rev. Philip McPherson officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Forest Memorial Park with Blaine Lodge #534 in charge of Masonic Graveside Services.

The family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Wednesday from 9:00am to 9:00pm and on Thursday from 9:00am to 1:30pm.
The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Pickens Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 45, Jasper, GA 30143 or Masonic Children’s Home of Georgia, P.O. Box 4183, Macon, GA 31208 in Rodney’s memory.