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  • Terrence B. Doan, MD

Terrence B. Doan, MD

 Terrence B. Doan, MD, of Young Harris, Ga., peacefully passed away at his home on April 5, 2018 after a long struggle with leukemia. 

Terry was born on June 13, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Harold H. and Jane Littleton Doan. Terry grew up in Little Silver, N.J. and graduated from Red Bank High School. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. Then, Terry attended University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he obtained his MD degree. He did his surgical internship and residency at University of Tennessee in Memphis where he was Chief Resident of Surgery. This is also where he met and married his bride of 40 years, Sherry Novak Doan. From July 1978 to June 1995, Terry had a general surgery private practice at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. In 1995, with a yearning for simpler living, Terry moved his family to their beloved Blue Ridge mountains of north Georgia, where he practiced general surgery until he retired in January 2011.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Harold H. Doan and Jane Littleton Doan Akkala. He is survived by his loving wife, Sherry Novak Doan, his beloved children: Evan M. Doan, Callie (A.J.) Gordon and Jessica C. Doan and his treasured granddaughter, Lily Gordon. Terry is also survived by his brother, Father Andrew S. Doan and his three sisters: Judy (Jose Uzcategui) Doan, Sharon (John) Henderson and Rachel (Jeff) Byrd, his sister-in-law Judy (Max) Younger and many precious nieces and nephews.

Terry’s greatest passions, other than his family and friends, were operating on and caring for his many patients over the years, studying the Holy Scriptures and sharing with others in Bible studies and Sunday Schools. He possibly saved as many people through his faith in Jesus the Messiah as he saved with his gifted surgeon’s hands. The Celebration of Life for Terry will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Christ the King Anglican Church in Hiawassee, Ga. with Father Don O’Malley officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to one of the following: Oasis of Love Restoration Center, Tampa, Fla., 813-767-5505; Hope of the World Ministries (Jonathan Cahn), Wayne, N.J., (973) 872-5377; Paul Wilbur Ministries, Jacksonville, Fla., (904) 565-9909 or Be the Match  (blood cancers) (888) 999-6743.

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997