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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 ...
'WKRP' creator Hugh Wilson dies; was married to Gainesville native
Hugh Wilson, who created the CBS sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" in 1978, has died.
Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications
Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted.
Keith Jackson, sportscaster with 'Whoa, Nelly! call, dies
Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89
Former Clermont City Council member 'Ma' Rogers has died
Mary Ellen "Ma" Rogers, the oldest Clermont City Council member until she was defeated in a re-election bid four years ago, has died.
NHRA Drag Racing legend Bob Glidden passes away
Bob Glidden, one of the most dominant forces in the history of NHRA Drag Racing, died on Sunday, December 17.
Former Atlanta Falcons great Tommy Nobis dies at 74
Tommy Nobis, the first player ever drafted by Atlanta in 1966 and a hard-hitting linebacker who went on to spent his entire 11-year career with the Falcons, has died after an extended illness at age 74
Jim Nabors, Gomer Pyle on 'Andy Griffith Show,' dies at 87
Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on TV's "The Andy Griffith Show," has died at 87
Big-haired ‘White Knight of Soul’ Wayne Cochran dies at 78
​Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home, according to his son Christopher Cochran. He was 78.