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William B. Raines (1923-1989)
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Born: 1923 .
Died: 1989 Memphis Tennessee. 1
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James Adolphus Raines
11 Mar 1870-13 Apr 1939

William B. Raines
Married: 27 Nov 1918
World War II Rev. Thomas Marion Boyd
May 1872-26 Jan 1943
Lottie Thelma Boyd
15 Dec 1896-Aft 25 Sep 1936
Married: 29 Sep 1895
Sarah Jane Patterson
4 May 1872-2 Apr 1931

Bill B. RainsServices for Bill B. Rains, 63, were 2 p. m. Wednesday from the Main Street Chapel of George A.Smith A.Smith & Sons with Rev. David Logan officiating. Burial was in Ridgecrest Cemetery. Mr. Rains died Monday morning at Veterans Hospital in Memphis after a long illness. Mr. Rains was a native of Parsons, son of the late James A. and Lotta Boyd Rains. He spent most of his life in Jackson and lived in Memphis for 10 years. He was a retired district sales manager for Allied Chemical Company. He was a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific and serving in the Korean War in the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Cocks Daniels VFW Post 1848, the American Legion Society No. 40 & 8 in Clarksville, Tennessee and a graduate of Austin Peay State University, president of the Veterans Club and president of the Presidents Club. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Rains of Jackson; 2 daughters, Mrs. Gayle Hooten' and her husband Tony of Jackson and Connie Jacoway and her husband Steven Mark of Chattanooga, Tennessee; 3 sisters, Rose Marie Fitch of Holly Springs Mississippi, Lounell Vise of Birmingham, Alabama and Peggy Gray of Phoenix, Arizona and 2-grandchildren, Cheri Hooten and Deede Hooten of Jackson. . Casketbearers were R. C. Stegall, Billy Fristoe, Darrell Fitch, Steve Harper, Sam Malone, Ben Gore and Robert Hornsby. George A. Smith & Sons 427-55551


  1. The Jackson Sun, 25 Nov 1989, Sat, Page 4

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