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Local Obits for Thu. May 19th, 2011

Forsyth

Jackie (Jack) Picklesimer, age 58, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011. He was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church. Jack was employed by American Proteins for over ...
Jim French, 84, Cumming
Jim French, age 84, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011. He was born in Wedowee, AL to his parents, Jimmie Francis and Glema Leola French who preceded in him death.Jim a ...

Habersham

Ethel Allen McAllister, 92, Clarkesville
Mrs. Ethel Allen McAllister, age 92 of Clarkesville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Mrs. McAllister was born in White County, on November 6, 1918 ...

Jackson

Donnie Steve Shumake, 56, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie Steve Shumake, 56, of Jefferson, Ga. who died May 19, 2011. Mr. Shumake was born May 6, 1955 in Barrow County to the late Jack ...

Lumpkin

Donika Bardho, 51, Dahlonega
Mrs. Donika Bardho, 51 years old, passed away on Thursday, may 19th, 2011. She and a close friend, Mrs. Mariana Spahija, lost their lives due to an automobile accident. Mrs. Bardho ...
Mariana Spahija, 42, Dahlonega
Mrs. Mariana Spahija, 42 years old, died on Thursday May 19th 2011. She and close friend Mrs. Donika Bardho died as a result of a single auto accident. Mrs. Spahija was born Augu ...

White

Royce Leon Eades, 73, Cleveland
Royce Leon Eades, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at Landmark Hospital. Mr. Eades was born July 24, 1937 in Hall County to the late Eston and Clara Bell Gar ...
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.
Longtime Gainesville journalist Ted Oglesby dies at 84
A longtime Gainesville journalist, who held management positions with both WDUN and The Times, has died at the age of 84.
'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90
Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis
C.W. Davis, former Hall Co. Schools Supt. and founder of Lanierland Basketball Tournament, dies
C.W. Davis, a longtime Hall County educator, former superintendent of Hall County Schools and founder of the Lanierland Basketball Tournament, died Saturday.
Co-founder of Georgia-based Waffle House chain dies at 97
​Waffle House co-founder Joseph Wilson Rogers Sr., who went from short-order cook to co-founder of one of the nation's largest restaurant chains, has died. He was 97.
Founder of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic dies
Dr. Henry S. Jennings, a retired longtime Gainesville physician and founder of the Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic, has died.
Former Oakwood City Council member dies
A woman who served on the Oakwood City Council for 15 years before stepping down two years ago will be buried Saturday.