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Lanis Allen Forney

February 19, 1946 — July 7, 2023


In the early morning hours of July 7th, the world lost one of its most intellectual, wittiest, and caring souls, Lanis Forney.

Born February 19, 1946 to Noweida Forney in Lakeland, Florida, Lanis eventually made his way to the great state of Georgia where he graduated middle of his class from Emory University. He served the state of Georgia as the Director of Human Resources for the Department of Natural Resources from 1979-1993 and later in life he found joy as an elementary school substitute teacher. In a world where adults made increasingly less sense, he found purpose and peace in teaching children.
Lanis' thirst for knowledge and background
in politics made him an avid reader and devotee of CNN, and he never shied away
from sharing his opinion about the current state of politics and frequently declared that he would die happy once Trump had been arrested. Hopefully an indictment (or three) was enough :)

Socially, Lanis loved leading trivia nights
at The Getaway (of course he led it - he knew most things and if be didn't, no one could know!) He also loved friendly competition on both the golf course and the tennis courts.  However, what few (unfortunately) may have known is that Lanis was a fantastic bongo player - so much so that it is now forever memorialized in his obituary.

Lanis is survived by his two favorite people - his former partner turned best friend, Jean Hays, and his daughter, Sara Nagel.  Sara is his last living relative, and as such she has followed in her father's procrastinative footsteps and delivered an obituary a month late.  She is also in the denial phase of grief
so give her a little slack :)

In lieu of flowers or a memorial service, please send fond memories and/or photos to [email protected] for his loved ones to laugh, smile and share with each other.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of the arrangements. 770-942-2311

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