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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 ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.