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Local Obits for Thu. May 4th, 2017

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Ronald Lee Woytsek, 57, Auburn
Ronald Lee Woytsek, age 57, of Auburn passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Robert F. “Bob” Jerls, Sr., 71, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday May 4, 2017 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born March 21, ...

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Vincent Fred Stringer, 47, Flowery Branch
Vincent Fred Stringer, 47, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away May 4, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Mt. Zion ...

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Helen Young Halton, 67, Atlanta
Helen Young Halton, 67 of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday May 4, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson ...
Lee Popham, 82, Ivey
Lee Popham, 82, of Ivey, died May 4, 2017.    Services will be held Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home.    ...
'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.