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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 ...
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.