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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Gideons will be missed by all

Atmore pilot dies Tuesday morning in airplane crash doing what he really loved best


June 18, 2020

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Gideons was an avid turkey hunter

"Escambia County will miss Eddie Gideons," is what Escambia County (Ala.) Judge of Probate Doug Agerton said of the 56-year old Atmore man who was killed Tuesday morning when his crop dusting plane crashed northwest of Atmore.

"I met Eddie about 30 years ago at the Matthews' hunting camp," Agerton said. "He was a great guy. We hunted turkeys together and used to argue who was the best turkey hunter. I'm going to miss him. We lost a great guy."

Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Heath Jackson said his office received a call about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday that an airplane had gone down near a gravel pit...

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