Friday, May 21, 2010

1985 Gillis Shot by Gainer

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May 22, 1985

The lifeless body of Johnnie Lee Gillis, Sr., age 42, was removed from the ditch on GA 227 across from the Jim Day residence. J. D. Gainer, Jr., turned himself in after Gillis was shot twice in the head. Sheriff Wayne Hooks said that the shooting happened as a result of a dispute over a girlfriend.

Others that week: 4-H shooting classes, Mulberry Bush opened under new ownership, new batting cage, class party for subscription sellers, sports awards, and an unusual cucumber.

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