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Obituary Archive
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 ...
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.