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Danny Lewis "Billy Hanson" Hansford
Birth: Mar. 1, 1960
Death: May 2, 1981

Shot to death in the Study of Mercer House, 429 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia, by Jim Williams. Hansford was Savannah's most popular male escort of the late 1970's and early '80's and his passing was the subject of the successful NY Times Bestseller "Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil" written by John Berendt. Hansford was survived by his Mother, Emily Bannister, who is now deceased. Hansford, famed for his muscular build by both male and female clients, was often seen in his "trademark" white t-shirt and jeans. 
 
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  Emily A. Bannister (1940 - 2005)

Cause of death: shot to death
 
Burial:
Greenwich Cemetery
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 8, Row G, Lot 6
GPS (lat/lon): 32.05084, -81.04131
 
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Record added: Jun 13, 2000
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