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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 30th, 2015

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James W. (Jim) Johnson, 72, Cumming
James W. (Jim) Johnson, a nationally recognized pioneer in information technology in higher education, died on April 30th 2015. He was born to Swedish immigrants in Chicago, Illino ...
Hilda Phillips Roper, age 92, of Cumming passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015. Hilda was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her husband, John Allen (B ...

Habersham

Tom Oliver, 79, Mt. Airy
  Tom Oliver, age 79 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at his residence.   Born in Carnesville, GA on June 28, 1935, he was a son of the late Mr. L ...
Martha Mae Simmons, 67, Cornelia
Martha Mae Simmons, age 67, of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Born on February 11, 1948, in Banks County, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Billy Freddie ...

Hall

Daisy Grace Gibson Carter, 90, Gainesville
Daisy Grace Gibson Carter passed away on April 30, 2015.  She was born on March 16, 1925, in Union City, Georgia, to the late Walter Murrah and Daisy Adelia Gibson.  She ...
Kevin Edward Taylor, 64, Clermont
Kevin Edward Taylor, 64, of Clermont passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.        ...

Jackson

Sarah Anderson Howington, 94, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Anderson Howington, age 94, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Mrs. Howington was born in Clarke County ...
Linda Lee Sanders, 64, Pendergrass
Mrs. Linda Lee Sanders, age 64, of Pendergrass, GA died Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Sanders was born in Starke, FL to the late Melvin and Myr ...

Stephens

Angela Burrell, 64, Toccoa
Angela Fowler Burrell, age 64, of Toccoa, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at her residence. Born on December 4, 1950, in Athens, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Ola ...

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Virginia Mildred Westmoreland, age 75 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Westmoreland was born May 9, 1939 in Blairsvil ...
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.