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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 ...

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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.        ...

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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 ...

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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 ...
Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73
Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," whose Talking Heads documentary "Stop Making Sense" is considered one of the greatest concert films ever, has died at age 73
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
Comedian Don Rickles, the Emmy-winning king of insult comedy, died Thursday at 90
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass dies
Former Hall County Sheriff Bob Vass died Monday morning, according to information from the Hall County Coroner's Office.
NASCAR short-track star Sam Ard dies at 78
Sam Ard, a two-time champion of NASCAR's second-tier series, died Sunday. He was 78.
Well known Gainesville social figure passes away
Winifred Natalie Forbes Boomershine died while surrounded by family members on Saturday, March 25th, roughly a month before her 88th birthday.
Gainesville Pearl Harbor veteran dies
Henry Thomas "Jeep" Woodliff of Gainesville, a 101-year-old survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried in a graveside service Monday at 1:00 at Alta Vista Cemetery.
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash
Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.
Daytona 500 winner, GRHOF member Pete Hamilton passes away
Pete Hamilton, the 1970 Daytona 500 winner and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Wednesday.