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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 30th, 2015

Forsyth

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 ...

White

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 ...
Former JHS principal Nelwyn Turk dies
Longtime Hall County educator Nelwyn Turk has died at the age of 84.
Gainesville civic leader, philanthropist dies
A Gainesville civic leader and philanthropist, Mary Cleveland, will be remembered at funeral Sunday at First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Tom Petty, down-to-Earth rock superstar, dies at 66
Rock superstar Tom Petty has died at age 66
NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74
Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, dies at 74
Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," has died
Memorial service Saturday for former GHS teacher, coach
A memorial service will be held Saturday for Jean Gruhn, who along with her late husband, Bobby, was a longtime fixture at Gainesville High School, where both served as a teacher and a coach.
NASCAR’s Ted Christopher passes away in plane crash
NASCAR champion Ted Christopher passed away Saturday after being involved in a plane crash in Connecticut. He was 59.
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton