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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 30th, 2009

Banks

C. F. Sayne, 79, Gillsville
C. F. Sayne, age 79 of Gillsville Highway, Gillsville, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at Landmark Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Habersham

Herbert Church, 72, Demorest
Herbert Church, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia died Friday, October 30, 2009 at the Stephens County Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Church was born on January ...

Hall

Gerhard K Benz, 71, Gainesville
Dr Gerhard K. Benz, age 71, passed away in his sleep during the night of October 17th in Gainesville, Georgia. He was born in Offenbach, Germany, and received his doctorate of law ...

Jackson

Desser M. Christopher, 84, Braselton
Mrs. Desser M. Christopher, age 84 of Braselton, GA passed away Thursday, October 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Christopher; son, Charles Christopher ...
George Vernon Love, 60, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of George Vernon Love, 60, of Commerce who died on Friday, October 30, at his residence. Born in Stanley County, North Carolina, he was the so ...

Towns

Lewis H. McDaniel, 81, Monroe
Lewis H. McDaniel age 81 of Monroe passed away Oct. 30, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. McDaniel was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Barrow Co ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton