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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.    ...
Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86
Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal stories of grace and beauty, has died
1st black Georgia senator elected post-Reconstruction dies
A former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died
'Maude' co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97
Bill Macy, foil to Bea Arthur's feminist wife in '70s sitcom 'Maude,' dies at 97
Retired, longtime Gainesville school official dies
A retired, longtime Gainesville school official, former Asst. Supt. Otis Ellenberg, has died.
Rep. Elijah Cummings was a sharecropper's son, took on Trump
Congressman Elijah E. Cummings has died to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said. He was 68.
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile drummer, dies at 80
Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80
Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies
Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died at 84.
Ex-French President Chirac, who stood up to US, dies at 86
Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86