Sunday, August 19, 2012

Raymond Raines 1915-1986

Raymond Raines, son of W.J. and Isabelle Carr Raines, was born in Swedeborg, Missouri on July 4, 1915 and departed this life May 24, 1986 at his home in Richland, at the age of seventy years.

On July 18, 1935 he was united in marriage with Esther Manes, and to this union was born three children.

Raymond professed his faith in Jesus Christ at the age of twenty one, and united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church, later moving his membership to the Swedeborg Baptist Church and at the time of his death was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richland.

He retired from Civil Service, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where he was a bus driver.  He has made Richland his home for most of his life.

Funeral services were from Colonial Funeral Chapel 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 26, 1986, with Ministers Pryor Ray Prewett and Rev. Roger Marshall.

Resting place is in the Oaklawn Cemetery.

Escorts were Jim Baker, Loren Keeth, David Goff, Weldon Evans, Wayne King, and Greg Raines.

Those surviving include his wife Esther of the home; two sons, Don of Willard, Missouri and Dale of Rolla; two half brothers, Virgil York of Richland and Paris Raines of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; two half sisters, Beulah Gadsey of St. Louis, and Elva Davis of Russellville, Arkansas; five grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, four half brothers, Snoden, Claude, Clyde and Earl and three half sisters, Iva, Sylvia, and Omah, one son, Coy Gene Raines and one brother, Melvin G. Raines. 

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