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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
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.