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Obituary Archive
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 ...
'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.