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Thursday February 11th, 2016 10:52PM

Former Gainesville banker dies

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - A memorial service will be held Wednesday for a longtime former Gainesville banker.

Allen Payne Long, 76, of Gainesville died Sunday.

Long initially retired from Wachovia Bank as Sr. Vice President and Sr. Trust Officer and then began his second career at Fidelity National Bank as Vice President in Trust and Investment Services.

Long was a member of several service clubs and organizations including the Rotary Clubs of Buckhead and Gainesville; Brenau University Board of Advisors; and Atlanta Historical Society. He was a member of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church.

The memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Graveside services and interment will be held at noon Saturday, December 8, at Decatur City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to one of the following: the Chapel Fund or Floral Fund of the Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, Ga 30506; the Myosotis (Forget-Me-Not) Society, Atlanta Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 77246, Atlanta, Ga 30357; or Eagle Ranch, P.O. Box 7200, Chestnut Mountain, Ga 30502. Online condolences may be made at hmpattersonspringhill.com
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