James Douglas Imes, age 70, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Algene Mays Imes. Doug is survived by his sons, Glenn and Derek Imes, sisters Anita Price Williams and Ginny Joe Carlisle, grand daughters Kaylie Newton and Corley Imes, uncle, Raymond Mays, one niece and two nephews. He is also survived by special friends, Mary and Bob Malinowski, John and Barbara Shope and Nancy Purvis Wells neighbor. Doug spent many pleasant hours in their company. Doug was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28, 1943. He graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School and attended North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia. After graduating with an AB degree in History, he joined the United States Army. He served in the Intelligence Service. His first assignment after training was in South Korea. Doug returned home and was married in July 1967. He then served in Germany while attending the German Language School in Oberammergau. Doug and his wife, Mary, enjoyed their time in Germany. His next assignment was in Viet Nam as an advisor. Upon his return home, he attended Georgia State University U.S. Army Scholarship and earned a Master's of Urban Life in 1972. He then moved to Virginia and served at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. After leaving the service, he was a partner in a real estate brokerage firm in Northern Virginia for several years. He sold his interest in the partnership, he and his family returned to Georgia. In 1982 he served as an active staff member of the gubernatorial campaign of Governor Joe Frank Harris. After that he worked as a political appointee in the Georgia Department of Corrections. He returned to Virginia for 3 years to work as a Recruiting Director of Mount Vernon Real Estate. He left that position in order to return to Georgia to be closer to his sons. He joined Northside Realty and worked there for several years. Doug will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home located at 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Doug's memory to the NGC Eagle Fund of North Georgia College. Payments should be made payable to UNG Foundation/Dahlonega and should be mailed to P.O. Box 1599, Dahlonega, GA 30533. Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel 770 469-9811. Express condolences at www.wagesandsons.com

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  1. Doug was the guide for me in the real estate world. I was an agent with his company for ten years and 38 years later I am still a Realtor. Thank you ,Doug, for your guidance,patience and humor and giving me a great profession. Eliza

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