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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.    ...
'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77
Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into an Oscar winning 1994 movie that became an enduring cultural phenomenon, has died
Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75
Hall of Fame pitcher and New York Mets icon Tom Seaver has died at 75
Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78
The college basketball coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown has died
Chadwick Boseman, who embodied Black icons, dies of cancer
First Chadwick Boseman slipped on the cleats of Jackie Robinson, then the Godfather of Soul’s dancing shoes, portraying both Black American icons with a searing intensity that commanded respect
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95
A longtime adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H
Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' actor, dies at 85
Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to indelible character actor in films including “Cocoon” and “The Natural,” has died
Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress, dies at 104
Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in “Gone With the Wind,” has died
NASCAR Hall of Famer Maurice Petty passes away
NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder Maurice Petty passed away Saturday morning, according to a statement released by Richard Petty Motorsports. He was 81 years old.