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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 3rd, 2016

Forsyth

Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, Cumming
Roberta Lynn Capell, 51, of Cumming, GA died on September 3, 2016 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Paducha, KY she was the daughter of Lenard and Lavada Reeves. &n ...
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66, Cumming
Deborah Kay Dorsey, 66 of Cumming passed away on September 3rd, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-5pm on Saturday September 10 at the funeral home. A memorial service will be h ...

Habersham

Roger Gordon Buford, 76, Clarkesville
Roger Gordon Buford, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. A Complete Obituary Announcement will be announced at a later date by Whitfiel ...
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, 84, Clarkesville
Willard Kayo Kemppainen, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2016, following a sudden illness. A memorial service will be h ...

Hall

Matthew Harry Voelker, 39, Gainesville
On Saturday September 3, 2016, Matt passed away. He was 39. Matt is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Harry and Margaret Voelker, and his maternal grandparents, Major ...
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died
Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
Funeral service set for Gainesville advocate for the disabled
A longtime advocate for the disabled, Justin Pressley of Gainesville, will be buried Monday.
Billy Starr Hardman, Gainesville's oldest physician, dies at age 98
Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, M.D., a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the medical community in Gainesville, has died at the age of 98.
Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46
Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Nancy Sinatra Sr., childhood sweetheart and first wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 101
Former Congressman from Georgia Pat Swindall has died
Former Georgia congressman Pat Swindall, a GOP trailblazer derailed by perjury, dies at 67
Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86
Actor Tab Hunter, whose blond good looks made him the heartthrob of millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees," has died at age 86
Update: Ray Burch: Local, state poultry leader dies
A memorial service will be held Tuesday. July 10th for Ray Burch, a Gainesville man well-known in local and state poultry circles.