The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Dec. 1, 1987
ADDIE FRANCES SHIFFLETT RAINES
Addie Frances Raines, 87, of Rt. 1, Dyke, died Monday, November 30, 1987, in a Charlottesville hospital. She was born October 28, 1900 in Greene County, daughter of the late Hiram David and Mittie Cline Shifflett. Her husband was the late Raleigh Raines. She is survived by one son, Olando Rainis of Richmond, one brother, Dennis Shifflett of Stanardsville; three grandchildren, Karen Calloway, Linda Raines and Bryant Raines and two great-grandchildren, Dwayne and Krissy Calloway. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p. m. Thursday at Evergreen Church of the Brethren, Dyke of which she was a member. Interment will be in the Stanardsville Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends this evening and Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the Ryan Funeral Home of Quinque.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 8, 1957
ADDIE KNIGHT RAINES
Mrs. Bud Raines
Mrs. Addie Knight Raines, 75, a former resident of Geer, died at 3 a.m. Saturday at her home at 606 Monticello Ave. A native of Greene County, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Wood Knight, and the widow of Bud Raines. She leaves three sons, Carl and Walter Raines of White Hall, and Raymond Raines of Geer; a daughter Mrs. Ethel Fincham of Louisa; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lawson and Mrs. Gabra Morris of Geer; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today from Mt. Vernon Methodist Church at Geer, with burial in the Morris family cemetery there.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Aug. 16, 1967
BEATRICE LILLIAN EDWARDS RAINES
Mrs. Herman Raines
ORANGE – Mrs. Beatrice Lillian Raines died Monday at her home here at the age of 48. She was born March 20, 1919, in Greene County. She is survived by her husband, Herman Raines of Orange; three sons, Vernon R. Raines of Chesapeake City, Md., James R. Raines of Jellica, Tenn. and Roger L. Raines with the United States Army in South Vietnam; two daughters, Mrs. Gerlene Aylor of Haywood, and Mrs. Shirley Thurman of Orange; a brother, Herman Edwards of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Morris of Elkton; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow at the Johnson Funeral Home in Locust Grove, with burial in the Ruckersville Cemetery.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, May 25, 2015
CARL ORLANDO RAINES
Carl "Junior" Orlando Raines, 87, of Crozet, Virginia, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lou Morris Raines; three brothers, Harmon Raines, Carl "Todd" Raines and Ed Raines; and two sisters, Elizabeth Davis and Mary E. Raines. Born in Free Union, Junior was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Bernice Sandridge Raines; sister, Madeline Fisk of Dyke; sons, Carl "Skeeter" Raines, wife, Linda of Charlottesville, and Allen Page "Nat" Raines and wife, Diane of Crozet. He had three grandchildren, Deanna Graves, Kelly Raines Sullivan, husband, Troy of Chesterfield, and Jason Raines, wife, Bridgett of Stanardsville; brother-in-law and special friend, Tommy Sandridge and wife, Lois of Crozet; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was a hardworking man who enjoyed spending time with family, hunting, fishing and he loved tending to his garden. He had a larger than life personality and was a friend to all. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends and family from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 10:00 am at the Sandridge Cemetery, 3401 Cemetery Knoll in White Hall, Va. The Rev. Mary Boyne will officiate. Family suggests that memorial donations may be made in his name to the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Feb. 23, 2008
CHARLES NEWTON RAINES
Charles Newton Raines, 85, of Grottoes, died March 13, 2002, at his home. Mr. Raines was born March 16, 1916, at Lynwood and was the son of the late Frank and Grace Randall Raines. Mr. Raines retired from Reynolds Metals in Grottoes after 20 years of service. He attended the Episcopal Church. On Sept. 25, 1937, he married Viola Dean Raines, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Rue Raines Taylor, Una R. Jenkins, and husband, Clyde, Patricia Raines Batton, all of Grottoes; a niece and nephew raised in the home, Vicky Lawson Layne, Waynesboro, Benjamin Roy Lawson, Richmond; a brother, Lewis Raynes, Elkton; two sisters, Eulah Dean, McGaheysville, Agnes Breeden, Mount Sidney; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Raines was preceded in death by a son-in-law, John V. Taylor, a granddaughter, Teresa Taylor, a brother, Phillip Raynes, and two sisters, Sadie Lawson, Viola Morris. The Rev. Carl Stewart will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Friday at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home Chapel at Elkton. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens near Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends this evening (Thursday) from 7-8 at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home at Elkton. Friends may also call at the Raines home at anytime. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grottoes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1187, Grottoes, Va. 24441 or the Harriston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 343, Grottoes, Va. 24441.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Oct. 2, 2015
CHARLES R. RAINES
Charles R. Raines, 76, of Charlottesville, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Born March 26, 1939, in Greene County, Virginia, he was the son of the late Doffie and Viola Raines. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings, Thomas Ellwood Raines, Clyde Raines, and Dorothy Madison. Charlie worked for Comdial for forty years and worked at Lowe's for twenty years before retiring. He was a member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church. He enjoyed reading his Bible every day. He also enjoyed talking with his special friends, Pete and Florence Bruce and Wayne and Betty Knight. He spent many special times with his pastor John Ward. His hobbies included sitting on the deck watching the wildlife. You could always find him feeding the birds and squirrels. He spent time lifting weights and working in his yard. He spent a lot of time watching his favorite sports teams: the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rogers, win or lose, and the New York Yankees, Joe Torre, Derek Jeter and Joe Girardi, win or lose. But his favorite sport was boxing. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the beach trips and shopping for his "special prettys. "He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Libby Raines"-they were together for 30 years prior to getting married, because it took that long for him to get her. They were married for five years. He is also survived by his children, Sandy and Mike Campbell of Gordonsville, Ballard and Tammy Mawyer of Crozet, and Rhonda and Robert Bryant of Free Union; grandchildren, Matthew Mawyer, Justin Bryant and his wife, Alex, Sean Mawyer and fiancée, Terry, Chad Bryant, and Hailey Mawyer; his sponsored child through World Vision, Iris Sanchez of Honduras, who is five years old; brothers, Albert and Betty Raines, William and Faye Raines, Richard and Barbara Raines, Randolph Raines and Joyce, Warren and Paula Raines, and Ronnie Raines and Karen; sister Myrtle Garrison; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Sally and Herbert Rosson; brothers-in-law, Rocky and Larry Fugett; sister-in-law, Debbie Frazier and friend, Norman Morris; many nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews. Many thanks to two special brothers, Albert and William and their wives, who supported him all the way through his illness. We also thank his many friends who supported all of us. After a four and a half year battle with cancer life changes. Charlie never gave up, staying positive and always thankful for his life. We would like to thank the UVA Cancer Center, Dr. James Riebel, David Shonka, Paul Reid, and the Moser Center nurses and staff. Special thanks to Dr. Shim and staff, 3 North Medical ICU. We love you. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church with Pastor John Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens on Route 29. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Donations in Charlie's honor can be made to PACEM, P.O. Box 14, Charlottesville, VA 22902, , in support of the homeless in our area. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com .
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Feb. 18, 2015
DARLENE AVIS RAINES HOFFMAN
Darlene Avis Hoffman, 80, of Ruckersville, departed from this life to be with Jesus on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at the Grace Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on October 7, 1934, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the late Cecil Eugene and Minnie Ola Raines. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald "Beady" Raines. Darlene is survived by her husband of 58 wonderful years, Joel Hoffman; two sisters, Marjorie Madison and her husband, Bill and Doris Conley and her husband, Roger; four children, Jerry Hoffman and his wife, Danielle, Jeanette McCauley and her husband, John, Phyllis Shifflett and her husband, Dale and Tom Hoffman and his wife, Denise; 12 grandchildren, Josh Hoffman, Joe Hoffman, Jessica Nilo and her husband, Carl, Justin McCauley and his wife, Dana, Jonathan McCauley and his wife, Susan, Kenneth Gilbert, Kyle Shifflett, Kristen Shifflett, Grant Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Bryce Hoffman, and Paige Hoffman; 11 great grandchildren, Ryan and Emma Hoffman, Chase and Jayden Nilo, Madison and Marshall McCauley, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Lance McCauley, and Dallas and Gavin Gilbert; and many other loving family members and friends. She grew up in Geer, Virginia, and worked for 30 years for the Greene County School System. Darlene loved the outdoors, her flowers and her beloved dog, Buddy. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, with Pastor Glenn Shifflett officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Darlene's grandsons, Kenneth Gilbert, Josh Hoffman, Justin McCauley, Jonathan McCauley, Joe Hoffman, Kyle Shifflett and Grant Hoffman (honorary).Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the Stanardsville United Methodist Church Youth Group, P.O. Box 344, Stanardsville, VA 22973. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, Virginia, is handling the arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Sep. 11, 2013
DONALD EDWARD RAINES
Donald "Beady" Edward Raines, 81, of Stanardsville, passed away Monday, September 9, 2013, at his residence. He was born November 3, 1931, in Charlottesville, the son of the late Cecil Eugene Raines and Minnie Ola Wise Raines. Mr. Raines was a member of Shiloh Church of the Brethren in Kinderhook. He was retired from VDOT in Greene County after 27 years and was an U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Frances May Raines of Stanardsville; a daughter, Debbie Shifflett and husband, Glenn, of Barboursville; a son, Michael Raines and wife, Vicki, of Stanardsville; three sisters, Darlene Hoffman and husband, Joel, Marjorie Madison and husband, Bill, Doris Shifflett and husband, Roger, all of Ruckersville; five grandchildren, Amy Gibson and husband, Christopher, Brandon Shifflett and wife, Belinda, all of Stanardsville, Brittany Shifflett of Barboursville, Keshia Raines of Ruckersville, Kevin Raines and wife, Jennifer, of Stanardsville; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013, at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by the Reverend C.C. Kurtz with interment at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013, at the funeral home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Oct. 2, 1980
Edward (Bucky) Raines, 63, died Thursday in an Arlington nursing home. He was the son of the late Cleveland and Virgie Collier Raines. Surviving are his widow, Lola S. Raines of Ruckersville; six sons, Judgia, Edward, Wesley, Warren, Michael and Wayne Raines all of Greene County; four daughters, Doris Raines and Madeline Shifflett both of Greene County, Juraine Shifflett of Earlysville and Wilma Raines of Waynesboro; two brothers, Fletcher Raines of Orange and Poffie Raines of Crozet; four sisters, Consil Shifflett and Villa Mulberry both of Barboursville, Reva Shifflett, of Orange and Alice Shifflett of Stanardsville; seven grandchildren. Funeral will be 1 p. m. Friday at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. The Rev. Edwin Deane will officiate. Burial will be in Ruckersville Cemetery.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Jan. 8, 2012
EDWARD "OSCAR" RAINES, JR.
Edward "Oscar" Raines Jr., 69, of Ruckersville, Virginia, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at his sister's home, in Stanardsville. He was, born on December 19, 1942 in Dyke, Virginia, to the late Edward "Bucky" Raines, Sr. and Lola Faye Shifflett Raines. Oscar was a happy man with a colorful and rich personality. He loved music and especially playing bluegrass. His love for his family and friends shined through and will be missed by so many. He is survived by his siblings, Madeline Shifflett, Wayne Raines, Jurene Wampler and Wilma Bartley; his special nieces, Christy Raines, Norma Rogers, Becky Lamb and Haley Lamb; a special nephew, Jason Raines; and his great-nieces and great-nephew, Anneke, Samura and Jordan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Wesley Raines, Judgie Raines, Michael Raines, Warren Raines and Doris Deane. A private cremation service is being held at a later date. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is handling the arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 25, 2008
ELOISE ANN RAINES
Eloise Ann Raines, 54, of Orange, died Friday, October 24, 2008, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was born May 22, 1954, in Bethesda, Maryland, and was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Fox and Ruby Catherine Pritchett Fox. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Royal Brady Clatterbuck; and two brothers, Bernard Daniel Fox and Ray Charles Fox. This lady was very special and loved by all. She was taken from this earth too soon. She is survived by her husband, Richard Elward Raines, of Orange; two daughters, Emily Jean Byers and her husband, Jeffrey, of Madison and Nadia Ann Finks of Orange; four brothers, Earl Franklin Fox and his wife, Eleanore, of Aylette, Robert Steven Fox of Ruckersville, Larry Michael Fox of Scottsville, and Byron Page Fox of Ruckersville; two sisters, Joyce Lee Bass of Germantown, Maryland, and Eleanor Virginia Miller of Enid, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Cassaundra Pauline Byers and Andrea Grace Byers, both of Madison, and Roger Wayne Woodward, Alyssa Katherine Woodward and William Royal Woodward, all of Orange. There will be a family visitation from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday , October 27, 2008, at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. See Husband Richard's Obit
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Dec. 2, 1978
EUGENE FRANKLIN RAINES
ELKTON - Eugene Franklin Raines, 74, of Rt. 2, Elkton died Friday afternoon at Barcroft Institute in Falls Church. Mr. Raines was born April 6, 1904 at Island Ford and was a son of the late William H. and Polly Florence Michael Raines. He lived at Island Ford and went to school at Rocky Bar. He was a skilled railroad laborer and had worked in construction. Mr. Raines served in the Army during World War II and was a member of St. Stephens the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Surviving are four sisters, Nellie Marie New of Egg Harbor, N.J., Willie L. McFarland of New Castle, Pa., Cornelia Frances Reeves of Mineral and Alice M. Landes of Fairfax. The funeral will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday at Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard J. Sander Jr. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at McGaheysville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 7:30-9 p.m. Sunday.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 8, 1973
EUNICE MELMA LAWSON RAINES
DYKE - Mrs. Eunice Melma Raines, 38, died Friday at her home at Dyke. A native of Greene County, Mrs. Raines is survived by her husband William Lee Raines. Also surviving is her mother Mrs. Leona Lawson of Dyke; a son, William L. Raines, Jr., of Dyke; three daughters, Mrs. Linda S. Hall and Miss Janice L. Raines of Charlottesville and Miss Deborah A. Raines of Dyke; three brothers, Lawyard Lawson of Dyke, Joe Lawson of Somerset and George Lawson of Geer; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Deane of Somerset, Mrs. Ruby Hall of Dyke and Mrs. Ressie Fox of Charlottesville; and a grandmother, Mrs. Gracie Lawson of Earlysville. Funeral and burial will be private. Ryan-Estes Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
GRACIE M. RAINES
Gracie Morris Raines, 72, died Monday in her home. Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late Jim and Dee Morris. She was the widow of John E. Raines. Surviving are a son, James C. Raines of Stanardsville; a sister Hannah M. Lawson of Stanardsville; a brother George Morris of Earlysville; a grandchild. She was a member of the Church of God, Nortonsville. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Dyke. The Rev. Cecil Deale will officiate. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, May 7, 1968
GROVER CLEVELAND RAINES
ORANGE – Cleveland Raines, 79, died yesterday after a long illness. Born Nov. 29, 1888 in Greene County, he was the son of the late Buck and Jude Collier Raines. His wife was the late Virgie Collier Raines. Surviving are four sons, Dofffie Raines of Crozet, Bucky Raines of Barboursville and Herman and Fletcher Raines of Orange; four daughters, Mrs. Vella Mouberry of Barboursville, Mrs. Alice Shifflett of Stanardsville and Mrs. Reva Shifflett and Mrs. Cosil Shifflett of Orange; a brother, Cecil Raines of Geer; two sisters Mrs. Louisa Shifflett of Stanardsville and Mrs. Ella Spitzer of New Market; and 54 grandchildren. Johnson’s Funeral Home of Locust Grove is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Nov. 11, 2016
JACKSON MARSHALL RAINES SR.
Jackson "Jack" Marshall Raines Sr., 88, of McGaheysville, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Jack was born in Keezletown, Va., on Jan. 16, 1928, and was a son of the late Annie (Marshall) and Charles E. Raines Sr. Jack retired from Merck after 45 years of service, where he was a lab technician and supervisor. He was a member of Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, youth counselor and deacon. He served in the U.S. Navy during Word War II, served on several boards for Rockingham County, was an active member of the McGaheysville Ruritan Club (Ruritan of the Year twice), was an avid sports fan, and played basketball for Merck & Co. He loved the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Redskins and was an avid walker, who walked nearly every day. On Sept. 13, 1946, he was united in marriage to Peggy (Kennedy) Raines, who survives. Jack is also survived by a daughter, Ramona Pence and husband, Wayne, of Port Republic; three sons, Jack Raines and wife, Leona, of McGaheysville, Jerry Raines of Culpeper, and Billy Joseph Raines and wife, Cheryl, of Loudonville, Ohio; five sisters, Nancy Byrd of Dayton, Mary Sepulveda and husband, Bennie, of Pensacola, Fla., Ellen Blose of Penn Laird, Ruth Smith of Harrisonburg and Linda Garber and husband, Edward, of Flat Rock, Va.; nine grandchildren, Jacalyn McCutchen, Diron Raines and wife, Helena, Monica Barlow (deceased) and husband, Ben, Sarah Saluja and husband, Raj, Jeremiah Raines, Jonah Pence and wife, Fern, Bill Raines and fiancée, Alexandra Ware, Natalie Pence and fiancé, Tobias Berscheminski, and Anna Inscho and husband, Craig; 11 great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Tim McCutchen, Ivy, Violet, Gideon, and Clover Pence, Dylan, Colin, and Taylor (deceased) Saluja, and Drew and Elle Raines. He is preceded in death by sisters, Helen Raines, Maggie Williams and Carrie Morris, and brothers, Joseph P. Raines and Charles Raines Jr. A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Mill Creek Church of the Brethren in Port Republic with the Revs. Jim Miller and Wayne Pence officiating. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Monica Pence Barlow Endowment Literacy Fund, c/o REFI Foundation, 100 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 18, 1963
JOHN E. RAINES
STANARDSVILLE - John E. Raines died Saturday at his home in Geer. He was 79. He was the son of the late J.B. and Judy Shiflett Raines of Greene County. Besides his wife, Gracie Morris Raines, he is survived by two sons, Godfrey Raines and James C. Raines, both of Geer; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Hudson and Mrs. Lessie Williams, both of Barboursville; four brothers, Cleveland Raines of Orange, Leonard, R. W. and Cecil Raines, all of Geer; and three sisters, Mrs. Louise Shifflett of Stanardsville, and Mrs. Ella Splizer and Mrs. Mattie Price, both of New Market. A funeral service was held at Evergreen Church of the Brethren, Dyke, at 2 p.m. today. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jan. 5, 2004
JUDGIE FRANKLIN RAINES
Judgie Franklin Raines, 54, of Stanardsville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005. He was born in Charlottesville on March 14, 1950, a son of the late Bucky and Lola F. Shifflett Raines. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Warren Raines and Welsey Raines. Mr. Raines is survived by his loving wife, Flarentine Shifflett Raines; one step son, Ethan Shifflett; one step daughter, Dorcas Meadows; three step grandchildren, Amanda Bennett, Charlene and Nikki Meadows; two step great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Taylor Bennett; three brothers, Edward Raines Jr., Michael Raines and Wayne Raines, all of Stanardsville; four sisters, Madealine Shifflett and Doris Raines of Stanardsville, Wilma Bartly of Waynesboro and Juraine Thompson of Earlysville. He was a member of Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Nortonsville Pentecostal Church with the Rev.'s Frank Chapman and Bob Akers officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.
Unknown newspaper, 1945
JUDY J. SHIFFLETT RAINES
Mrs. Judy Raines, aged 81, died at her home near Geer on August 27, 1945. She had spent her entire life in Greene County, her husband preceding her to the grave three years ago. She leaves 10 children, Mrs. James Spitzer, Mrs. Newt Price, of New Market, Mrs. Rufus Shifflet, Messrs. Bud, Cecil, Cleveland, John E. and Raleigh and Leonard Raines all of Greene County and Robert Raines, of Baltimore. She was buried at the home place. Note from Karan: Judy J. Shifflett is a daughter of John Addison Shifflett and Permelia Frances Collier, wife of James Buchanan Raines
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Sep. 10, 2001
LANNIE MAE RAINES
Lannie Mae Raines, 89, of Stanardsville went to eternal rest Sept. 8, 2001, in Stanardsville. She was born June 30, 1912, in Greene County, a daughter of the late George A. and Bessie Baugher Lawson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Everette E. Lawson; their son, Grover McKinley Lawson; her second husband, Raymond C. Raines; five brothers, Jesse Lawson, Earnest Lawson, Willie Lawson, Alton Lawson, and Early Lawson; two sisters, Lena Staples and Addie Sampson, and a step-daughter, Virginia Edge. She is survived by a son, Everette Lawson and wife, Joyce; two daughters, Darlene McGuffin and husband, Ronnie, and Sylvia Mallory of Stanardsville; three step-children, Raymond C. Raines Jr., Peggy Hartless of Amherst and Sylvia Sykora of Hopewell; a sister, Leona Lawson of Dyke. Nannie was the devoted grandmother of 13 grandchildren, Jean Ayers, Gregory Lawson, Thomas Mallory, Loretta Shifflett, M.D. Mallory, Wayne Powell, Gloria Graves, Stanley Powell, Cornelia Rogers, Carolyn Landry, Raymond Edge, Shirley Hall and Race Edge; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two special great-grandsons, Derrick and Brian Davis, and a special friend, Nena Patterson. She was a member of Evergreen Church of the Brethren at Dyke. She faithfully attended Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church with interment in the Mitchell-Davis Cemetery. The Rev. Jack Parrish and the Rev. Matthew Smith will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque. The family suggests memorial contributions be given in her name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mt. Place, #200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Dec. 31, 1996
LOLA FAYE SHIFFLETT RAINES
Lola Faye Raines, 73, of Ruckersville, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 1996, at a Charlottesville hospital. She was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Rufus and Louise Raines Shifflett. Her husband was the late Buckey Edward Raines. She is survived by four daughters, Juraine Thompson of Earlysville, Wilma Bartley of Staunton, Madaline Shifflett and Doris Jean Deane of Stanardsville; five sons, Edward Raines, Jr. and Michael Raines of Ruckersville, Judgia Raines and Wayne Raines of Stanardsville, and Melma Conley of York, Pa.; a brother, Russell Shifflett of Stanardsville; two special grandchildren, Donna and Beckey Raines; a special niece, Ruby Powell; 11 other grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Warren David Raines; and three brothers, Solomon, Fred and Herman Shifflett. Mrs. Raines was a member of the Nortonsville Pentecostal Church. A funeral service will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Ryan Funeral chapel in Quinque, with interment at the Ruckersville Cemetery. The Rev. Oral Dovel will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 18, 1971
LOUISE RAINES SHIFFLETT
STANARDSVILLE - Mrs. Louise Raines Shifflett, 78, died yesterday in a Charlottesville nursing home. She was born in Greene County on Christmas Day in 1892, and was the daughter of the late J.B. and Judy S. Raines. She is survived by her husband, Rufus Shifflett; four sons, Russell and Herman Shifflett Stanardsville, Fred Shifflett of Orange, Solomon Shifflett of Crozet; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Conley of Stanardsville, Mrs. Lola Raines of Ruckersville, Mrs. Melma Conley of York, Pa.; two brothers, Cecil Raines of Stanardsville and Leonard Raines of Nortonsville; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Price of new Market; 30 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Ryan's Funeral Home in Stanardsville, with burial in the family cemetery near Stanardsville.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Oct. 19, 1984
MARIE LOTTIE SHIFFLETT RAINES
Marie Lottie Raines, 56, of Rt. 1, Dyke, died Thursday in a Charlottesville hospital. She is survived by her father, George E. Shifflett of Crozet. Her mother was the late Hazel Shifflett and her husband was the late Thurl Raines. She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis J. Morris of Alexandria; two sons, Thurl Raines, Jr. of Stuarts Draft and Richard Raines of Dyke; four sisters Mary Vernon of Dyke, Nadine Shifflett of Charlottesville, Irene Sprouse of Crozet, Pauline Lucas of Sparrow Point, Md.; three brothers, Hobert Shifflett and Carl Shifflett both of Crozet and Albert Shifflett of Ivy; also six grandchildren, Mark, Miranda, Marlena, Elizabeth, Carroll and David. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. today at Mt. Olive Christian Church, Dyke. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, the Rev. Robert Palm officiated.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 6, 2006
MARY E. RAINES
Mary E. Raines, 69, died Monday, November 6, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born March 23, 1937, in Free Union, Virginia, the daughter of Carl Raines and Lou Morris Raines of White Hall, Virginia. She is survived by one sister, Madeline Kerr Fisk, of Ruckersville, Virginia; and one brother, "Junior" Carl Raines and his wife, Bernice, of White Hall, Virginia. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Todd Raines and Edward Raines of White Hall, Virginia; and one sister, Elizabeth Davis, of Charlottesville. She will have a private service.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Feb. 8, 2008
MARY JANE CRITZER LAWSON RAINES
Mary "Jane" Critzer Lawson Raines, 61, of Crozet, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at the University of Virginia Medical Center with her family by her side. Jane was born on January 25, 1947, in Crozet, daughter of the late Thomas Irvin Critzer and Mary Fitzgerald Critzer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Champ J. Lawson Jr. She was also preceded in death by a very dear friend, Shirley Patton. Jane was a supervisor with Richmond Security where she was site supervisor responsible for Music Today in Crozet, formerly ConAgra. She is survived by her two sons, Champ J. "CJ" Lawson III and his wife, Beverly, of Earlysville, Randolph "Pat" Raines of Crozet and his father, Randolph Earl Raines, of Charlottesville; two sisters, Helen Critzer Adcock and her husband, William, of Crozet and Virginia "Ginger" Critzer Williams and her husband, Ed, of Charlottesville; five grandchildren, Champ "Jason" Lawson, Eric Matthew Lawson, LeAnn Marie Raines, Shannon Faith Raines and Sierra Dawn Raines; and a number of devoted nieces and nephews. Jane had a great love for animals and leaves behind two faithful companions, "Bridget" and "Wildthing". A time to celebrate Jane's life will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday February 9, 2008, at the Chapel of the Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Friends who wish may send flowers or may make a memorial contribution to the ALS Clinic, UVA Development Office, Attn: Gift Giving, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22906 or to your local SPCA. The family expresses their sincere thanks to the Dr.'s and Staff of University of Virginia Medical Center's 6th and 8th floor units for their loving care and concern for Jane during her illness. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Wed, May 16, 1979
MATTIE RAINES PRICE
NEW MARKET - Mattie Price, 92, of New Market died late Monday night at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 31, 1886 in Greene County and was a daughter of the late Buchannan and Judy Shifflet Raines. Mrs. Price was a member of Fairview Church of the Brethren. She was the widow of Isaac Newton Price. Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Rimel of New Market and Mary Durbin of Mineral Point, Pa.; a son, Chesley Price of Broadway; a brother, Cecil Raines of Stanardsville; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Church of the Brethren by the Rev. David Shetler and the Rev. Samuel Lindsay. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Market Rescue Squad or Fairview Cemetery Fund, in care of Paul Roller, Broadway.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Mar. 21, 2005
MICHAEL DAVIS RAINES
Michael Davis Raines, 42, of Ruckersville, died March 19, 2005, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Born May 25, 1962, in Albemarle he was the son of the late Bucky Edward Raines and Lola Shifflett Raines. He is survived by two brother, Edward Raines Jr., of Ruckersville, Wayne Foster Raines, of Stanardsville; four sisters, Juraine Thompson of Earlysville, Madaline Shifflett and Doris Jean Deane, both of Stanardsville, Wilma Lee Bartley, of Waynesboro; two nieces, Donna Jean Raines, of Ruckersville, Rebecca Sue Lamb, of Madison; many nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. Interment will follow in the Ruckersville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the funeral home.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jan. 30, 2009
MINNIE OLA RAINES
Minnie Ola Raines, 94, of Stanardsville, departed from this life to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Evergreene Nursing Care Center. She was born on May 4, 1914, the daughter of the Lee and Lucy Breeden Wise. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Raines; four sisters, Mammie Creasey, Mary Batton, Addie Seale and Lottie Shifflett; two brothers, James Wise and Amos Wise. Minnie is survived by one son, Donald "Beady" Raines and his wife, Frances; three daughters, Darlene Hoffman and her husband, Joel, Marjorie Madison and her husband, Bill, Doris Conley and her husband, Roger; six grandsons, W.H. Shifflett Jr. and his wife, Paige, Jerry Hoffman and his wife, Danielle, Michael Raines and his wife, Vicki, Dale Conley and his wife, Malicia, Carlton Conley and his wife, Pam, Tommy Hoffman and his wife, Denise; three granddaughters, Jeannette McCauley and her husband, John, Phyliss Shifflett and her husband, Dale, Debbie Shifflett and her husband, Glenn; two stepgrandchildren, Carol Jackson and Duke Madison; 26 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends. She was a member of Elkton Pentecostal Church but also attended Wolftown Pentecostal Chapel and Emmanuel Christian Center. Minnie loved to cook for her friends and family, going to church and working in her flowers. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 31, 2009, at Emmanuel Christian Center with Bishop Michael Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at Stanardsville Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service will be Minnie's grandsons, W.H. Shifflett Jr., Mike Raines, Jerry Hoffman, Tommy Hoffman, Carlton Conley and Dale Conley. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2009, at the Ryan Funeral Home. The family wishes to express appreciation for the loving care provided to "Miss Minnie" by the combined staff of Evergreene Nursing Care Center and Dr. Mary Preston. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. vgreene.com/ryanfuneralhome.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 20, 1973
NETTIE SHIFFLETT RAINES
Nortonsville - Funeral services for Nettie S. Raines, 73, will be Wednesday at 1pm at Nortonsville Church of God. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery near Dyke. Mrs. Raines, a native of Albemarle County, was the widow of Leonard Raines who died last week. She is survived by two sons, William Raines and Thurl Raines and a daughter, Mrs. Lillie Herring, all of Nortonsville; two brothers, Allie B Shifflett of Lorton and Suttie Shifflett of Frederick, Md.; five sisters, Mrs. Lonnie Paul of Baltimore, Mrs. Ethel Harding and Mrs. Violet Wood, both of Gaithersburg, Md. and Mrs. Vertie Atkins of Florida and Mrs. Reba Shifflett of Clarksburg, Md.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
NOTE from Karan: February 1973 Daughter of Macarius (Mack) and Fannie Sue Shifflett
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, May 31, 2008
OLANDO A. RAINES
Olando A. Raines went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 30, 2008. He was born on May 26, 1933, son of the late Raleigh and Addie Shifflett Raines. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Laura Blackwell Raines; three children, Karan Raines Callaway, Linda Raines, and Bryant Raines and his wife, Charlott; two grandchildren, Dwayne Callaway and his fianc?, Joanna, and Krissy Metry and her husband, Marco, two great-grandsons, Austin Callaway and Damen Metry; two step-grandchildren, Samantha and Billy; two foster great-grandsons, Jamie and Michael; a sister-in-law, Carol Blackwell; a nephew, Mark Davis; and many more nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves behind good friends Roy and Tommy; and many more friends and neighbors. He was a Member of the Local Union 666. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2008, at Deep Run Baptist Church, 10907 Three Chopt Rd. Family will receive friends and family from 6 until 8 p.m. 11020 W Broad St on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at Bennett Funeral Home.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Feb. 18, 1967
POLLY FLORENCE RAINES
Mrs. Polly Florence Raines, 88, of Elkton died Friday afternoon at the Fairfax Nursing Home in Fairfax. Mrs. Raines, who was with a daughter in Fairfax, had been in failing health since July and became seriously ill Oct. 29. She was a daughter of the late George Albert and Ollie Virginia Berry Michael and was born July 22, 1878. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. On Feb. 24, 1897 she married William Henry Raines. Mr. Raines, an employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, died Aug. 23, 1956. Surviving are live children, Mrs. John W. New of Philadelphia, Eugene F. Raines of Elkton, Mrs. Alvin McFarland of New Castle, Pa., Mrs. William W. Reeves of Mineral, and Mrs. Warren Harvey Landes of Fairfax; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Irene Detamore of Ruckersville and Mrs. Rose Herring of Free Union. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home by the Rev. Richard J. Sander. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet1 Cemetery at McGaheysville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon to 2 p.m. Monday. Note: I believe her name was Mary Florence (Polly) Michael
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Oct. 10, 1967
RALEIGH WILLIAM RAINES
NORTONSVILLE - Raleigh William Raines, died last night at his home here at the age of 66. Born May 29, 1901, in Greene County, he was the son of the late J. B. and Judy Shifflett Raines. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Frances Raines; a son, Orlando A. Raines of Richmond; three brothers, Cecil Raines, of Geer, Leonard Raines of Dyke and Cleveland Raines of Orange; three sisters Mrs. Louise Shifflett of Stanardsville, and Mrs. Mattie price and Mrs. Ella Spitzler of new market, and three grandchildren. Ryan Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, May 30, 2013
RICHARD EDWARD RAINES
Richard E. Raines, 61, of Barboursville, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Martha Jefferson Hospital due to complications from diabetes and heart disease. He was born on March 20, 1952, in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the late Thurl and Marie Raines. Richard loved to visit with people and will be missed. Many thanks to the friends and family that showed him kindness and compassion over the years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Clatterbuck Raines; and a brother, Thurl Raines Jr. He is survived by two stepdaughters, Nadia and Emily of Madison; one sister, Phyllis J. Morris and her husband, Clarence, of Quinque; his sister-in-law, Faye Raines of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. Additional survivors include a special foster sister, Louise Hensley who was always there for him and who loved him as her brother; and his special "Aunt Mary" whom he considered his second mom. Burial arrangements will be private. An online guest book is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, Virginia, is handling the arrangements. See Wife Eloise's Obit
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, May 23, 1982
Thurl Raines, 55, of Dyke, died Saturday at his home, apparently of a heart attack. He was born May 10, 1927, in Albemarle County. He was the son of the late Leonard Raines. His mother was the late Nettie Shiflett. He is survived by his wife, Marie Shiflett Raines; a daughter, Phyllis Morris of Alexandria; two sons, Thurl Raines, Jr. of Stuarts Draft and Richard E. Raines of Dyke; a sister, Lillie Herring of Dyke; a brother William L. Raines of Dyke; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Evergreen Church of the Brethren at Dyke, of which he was a member. Interment will be at the Church cemetery. The Rev. C. C. Kurtz will officiate. Family will be at the Ryan Funeral Home today from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Feb. 23, 2008
VIOL MARGARET RAINES
Viola Margaret Raines, 88, of Grottoes, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville. Viola was born in Rockingham County on July 11, 1919, and was a daughter of the late Ferrell and Mamie (Raynes) Dean. She retired at Morton Frozen Foods in Crozet and was a member of the Pineville Brethren Church. On Sept. 25, 1937, she was united in marriage to Newt Raines, who preceded her in death on Wednesday, March 13, 2002. Viola is survived by four daughters, Duddy Jenkins and husband, Clyde of Grottoes, Patricia Batton of Grottoes, Rue Taylor of Grottoes, and Vicky Layne of Waynesboro; a brother, Vernon Dean and wife, Margie of Grottoes; a nephew, raised in the home, Bennie Lawson; 10 grandchildren, Becky Johnson and fiancé, Bruce Nazelrod, Greg Taylor and wife, Rosemary, Timmy Taylor and wife, Debra, Todd Jenkins and wife, Lisa, David Batton and wife, Margaret, Denise Ryan and husband, Larry, Robin Batton, Kevin Batton and friend, Tammy Clements, Paula Watkins, and Pam Layne. Eighteen great-grandchildren and eight great- great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Teresa Taylor; son-in-law, John Taylor; three brothers, Luther, Jesse, and Joseph Dean and one sister, Elsie Shifflett. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at Johnson Funeral Service in Grottoes with the Rev. Wray Sherman officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grottoes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1187 Grottoes, VA 24441.
The News Virginian, Augusta Co., VA, Tue, Aug. 22, 2006
WILBERT E. RAINES SR.
Rev. Wilbert E. Raines Sr., 85, passed away Sunday evening, August 20, 2006, at his residence of 544 Arch Ave., Waynesboro. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Funeral Service, who will announce complete arrangements.
The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Aug. 23, 2006
WILBERT E. RAINES SR.
Rev. Wilbert E. Raines Sr., 85, of Waynesboro, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 20, 2006, at 10:00 P.M. Rev. Raines was born September 5, 1920, in Lynwood, the son of the late John Richard Scott and Florence Shifflett Raines of Greene County. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors, especially riding in the mountains. He was pastor of the Free Pentecostal Church for 58 years. He was always there for others during their time of need. He was an ordained Life Member of the Pentecostal Church Inc. and was retired from Stanley Furniture after 40 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Elizabeth Raines on November 4, 2003; a son, Wilbert E. Raines Jr.; a number of brothers, sisters; and two granddaughters, Susan Renee Moyer Johnson and Amissa Nicole Raines. Survivors include two sons, John P. Raines and his wife, Andreé of Bridgewater, James R. Raines of Waynesboro, a daughter, Jean Clark and her husband, Nolan "Butch", of Lyndhurst; a brother, William Hebert Raines and his wife, Tessie Elizabeth, of Richmond; a sister, Dorothy Louise Kestner of Waynesboro; 10 grandchildren, Teresa Rowe, Eddie Raines, Melissa Raines, Pamela Chaback, Kimberly Cook, Nicole Moyer, Christopher Raines, James M. Raines, Lindsay Reed, John Hunter Raines; 19 great -grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006, at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Funeral Service with the Rev. William Strickler, the Rev. Arvind D'Silva and the Rev.. Albert Kling officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Melvin Clark, William F. McDaniel, Tommy Lyons, Ronnie Buchanan, William Johnson and Sonny Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren and friends attending the service. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Attn: David White 1290 Seminole Tr. #2 Charlottesville, VA 22901. The family would like to give a special thank-you to Dr. Richard Miller of Stuarts Draft Family Practice who attended to Mr. Raines during his illness. The Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Funeral Service is serving the family. This obituary may be viewed online at www.reynoldsfuneralservices.com.
The Bennett Funeral Home
WILLIAM HERBERT RAINES
RAINES, Rev. William H. Sr., 92, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 12, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence A. Raines and John R. Raines; three brothers, and seven sisters. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Tessie B. Raines; two sons, William H. Raines Jr. and his wife, Jessie, Charles R. Raines and his wife, Sara; his sister, Dorothy Kestner of Waynesboro; four grandchildren, Tricia Bell and her husband, Ken, Pamela and her husband, Tracy, Will and his wife, Stephanie, Pattie and her husband, Justin; four great- grandchildren, Brian, Caleb, Megan and Cara. Rev. Raines grew up in Waynesboro, moved to Richmond in the 1940s, and opened a church in the Fulton area. There he began his Pentecostal ministry. He later became an evangelist, and traveled throughout the states of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. For 50 years he touched many lives through his loving spirit and gospel preaching. His unwavering faith was an inspiration to all who knew him. "Pop," as many called him, could light up a room with his warm smile and loving spirit. He was always willing to help anyone who needed comfort or support. He will be greatly missed by all. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Road, where services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Interment at Washington Memorial Park.
The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA
WILLIE LEE RAINES SHIFFLETT
Born March 3, 1907, in Elkton, Willie Lee Raines Shifflett McFarland Best was the daughter of William and Polly Florence Raines of Rocky Bar, Va. Willie received formal schooling at Rocky Bar Elementary School and spent her early years in that area. She was confirmed at Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal, which she attended until she married John Shifflett and moved to Lowellville, Ohio. Children born to this union: Florence Elizabeth (b. 11/12/25-d. 4/26), Virginia Alice (b. 12/12/27), Dale Jackson (b. 8/12/30-d. 5/77). They lived in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania until John’s health made it necessary to return to the Shenandoah Valley. They operated the Long Hill Service Station in Mill Creek until his death in 1941. Willie married Alvin McFarland in 1943. They purchased a home and acreage in Harlansburg, Pa., to be near his mother’s farm. Their daughter Jewel Lee was born 3/6/45 (d. 8/94). The family tended the farm; Willie joined Unity Baptist Church and was an active member of the local WCTU. Following Alvin’s death in 1968, she spent some time with Jewel and her husband Ken Krepps. She also returned to Mill Creek to operate the service station for a time. Wedding bells rang again in 1987 when she was 80, joining George Best of Harmony, Pa. They drove to Florida for five winters to enjoy the sunshine. When George died in 1992, Willie returned to her own home in Harlansburg. After caretaking for many people during her life, Willie now needed more assistance; she sold her homestead in 1994 and joined daughter Virginia and Dumitri Turk in Bixby, Okla. She and her daughter moved to Newark, Del., in 2002. Willie died peacefully after a brief illness on Dec. 30, 2002. Willie cherished her extensive network of family and friends, and loved to receive and write letters. She also enjoyed flowers, gardening, canning, cooking, baking, and life in the country. Reading was a favorite pastime. Her brothers Noah Raines and Eugene Raines, sisters Frances Reeves and Nell New, son Dale Shifflett and daughter Jewel Krepps preceded her in death. She is survived by sister Alice Landes of Daytona Beach, Fla.; daughter Virginia Turk of Newark, Del.; and eight grandchildren: Roger Turk and Kathy of Bear, Del.; Marcia Buxman and Mel of Garden City, Kan.; Daniel Turk of Dallas; Janice Wise and Tom of Mercer, Pa.; Joanne Shifflett of Mercer, Pa.; Elaine Esbensen and Paul of Annapolis, Md.; Betty Terry and Brent of Mercer, Pa.; and Jamie Krepps and Mary Ann of Pulaski, Pa. Willie left behind 21 great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Jennifer, Amanda, Jaime, Daniel and Joel Turk; Nathan, Aimee and Breiana Buxman; Lauren Turk; Ryan, Ty, Justin and Danny Wise; Jesse and Nicki Davis; Gretchen Esbensen; Jonathan and Lauren Terry; Kendra and Danielle Krepps; and two great-great-grandchildren, Gavin and Grant Buxman. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Mill Creek Church of the Brethren near Port Republic by the Reverends Stuart C. Wood and A. Lee Kinsey. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening 7-8 o’clock at the Kyger-Pence Funeral Home near McGaheysville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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