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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 ...

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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 ...
'Night Court' star Harry Anderson found dead in home
Anderson was 65.
Nevada sheriff: Radio show host Art Bell dead at 72
Art Bell, a radio host best known for a paranormal-themed nightly show syndicated on hundreds of stations in the 1990s, including WDUN, has died at his home in southern Nevada, authorities said Saturday.
Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86
Milos Forman, a refuge from Czechoslovakia whose American movies "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus" won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, has died.
Jackson County Chief Magistrate Judge dies after battle with cancer
The Chief Magistrate Judge of Jackson County has died following a battle with cancer.
Anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, prominent anti-apartheid activist and the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela, has died
Jim Lancaster, former Hall County Fire Battalion Chief, dies at age 70
Jim Lancaster, a former Battalion Chief for Hall County Fire Services, died Thursday.
VIDEO: Legendary voice of Red Elephants, Gainesville icon Walt Snelling left us with incredible memories
Walt Snelling was woven into the very fabric of Gainesville High athletics, as much a part of Big Red as The Rock, City Park or any number of the illustrious athletes and committed coaches to have graced the playing field.
Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies
As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown's father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. A 1954 decision by the US Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown's place in history. She died Sunday.