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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 fromthe Main Street Chapel of George A.Smith A.Smith & Sonswith Rev. David Logan officiating. Burial was in RidgecrestCemetery. Mr. Rains died Monday morning at VeteransHospital in Memphis after a long illness. Mr. Rains was anative of Parsons, son of the late James A. and Lotta BoydRains. He spent most of his life in Jackson and lived inMemphis for 10 years. He was a retired district salesmanager for Allied Chemical Company. He was a member of St.Andrews Methodist Church. He was a World War II veteranserving in the U. S. Navy in the Pacific and serving in theKorean War in the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of CocksDaniels VFW Post 1848, the American Legion Society No. 40 &8 in Clarksville, Tennessee and a graduate of Austin PeayState University, president of the Veterans Club andpresident of the Presidents Club. He is survived by hiswife, Mary Frances Rains of Jackson; 2 daughters, Mrs.Gayle Hooten' and her husband Tony of Jackson and ConnieJacoway and her husband Steven Mark of Chattanooga,Tennessee; 3 sisters, Rose Marie Fitch of Holly SpringsMississippi, Lounell Vise of Birmingham, Alabama and PeggyGray of Phoenix, Arizona and 2-grandchildren, Cheri Hootenand Deede Hooten of Jackson. . Casketbearers were R. C.Stegall, Billy Fristoe, Darrell Fitch, Steve Harper, SamMalone, Ben Gore and Robert Hornsby. George A. Smith & Sons427-55551


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

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