Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Eugene Dorsey, age 79, of Cleveland. Mr. Dorsey passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Woodlawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Bret Penland and the Rev. Rondal Garmon officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
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Kenneth was born in White County on July 24, 1934, to the late Bethel Dorsey and Mary Drue Hanie Dorsey. Growing up, Kenneth's parents instilled in him the importance of following the examples of Christ as well as the value of honesty and hard work. Kenneth would keep these values his entire life, serving with honor in the United States Army in Germany, and serving as a deacon in his church, Woodlawn Baptist as well as Yonah Lodge No. 382 F&AM. As a self-employed businessman, over the years Kenneth was involved in many business ventures, one of which was Lanier Paint and Decorating which he founded and later retired. Kenneth will always be remembered for his hard work, dedication to God, his family and friends and his sense of humor
In addition to his parents, Kenneth is preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Elliot.
Survivors include his wife, Frantie Lavada Dorsey, Cleveland; daughter, Pamela Dorsey Howard of Jefferson; son, David Dorsey, Gainesville; sisters, Mary Helen Brewer of Gainesville, Shelby Jackson of Lilburn and Judy Richardson of Cleveland; grandchildren include Derek Howard, Miranda Dorsey, Shay Pardue, Kayla White as well as eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be acknowledged or memorial donations may be made to Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4219 Highway 254, Cleveland, GA 30528.
To share a memory of Kenneth or to send a condolence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com.
Arrangements for Mr. Kenneth Eugene Dorsey are in the care of Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, 706-865-1500.
Alexander Funeral Home
2721 Highway 129 South
Cleveland, GA 30528
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 3, 2014