JEFFERSON - Jerry Ahern, 66, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.
Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the 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, as well as 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 and 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, Jefferson; children, Samantha and Robert Akers, Commerce, and Jason and Tracy Ahern, Buford; grandchildren, Olivia Akers, Alec, Aidan, Emily and Addison Ahern; and a nephew, George R. Smith, Hartwell.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online Condolences at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com