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 Danny Lewis “Billy Hanson” Hansford

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Danny Lewis “Billy Hanson” Hansford Famous memorial

Birth
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death
2 May 1981 (aged 21)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Plot
Section 8, Row G, Lot 6
Memorial ID
9925 View Source

Murder Victim. He was shot in the study of the Mercer House at 429 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia, on May 2, 1981 by the home's owner, Jim Williams, who was later found not guilty in a murder case. Hansford was Savannah's most popular male escort of the late 1970s and early 1980s. His death was the subject of the successful New York Times Bestseller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Hansford was survived by his mother, Emily Bannister, who is now deceased. Hansford was also famed for his muscular build by both male and female clients, and was often seen in his "trademark" white t-shirt and jeans.

Murder Victim. He was shot in the study of the Mercer House at 429 Bull Street in Savannah, Georgia, on May 2, 1981 by the home's owner, Jim Williams, who was later found not guilty in a murder case. Hansford was Savannah's most popular male escort of the late 1970s and early 1980s. His death was the subject of the successful New York Times Bestseller "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" by John Berendt. Hansford was survived by his mother, Emily Bannister, who is now deceased. Hansford was also famed for his muscular build by both male and female clients, and was often seen in his "trademark" white t-shirt and jeans.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 12 Jun 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9925
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9925/danny-lewis-hansford: accessed ), memorial page for Danny Lewis “Billy Hanson” Hansford (1 Mar 1960–2 May 1981), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9925, citing Greenwich Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.