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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 ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.