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James Melvin Raines
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Birth: Nov. 26, 1920
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1997
Cedar Hill
Jefferson County
Missouri, USA

James Melvin Raines, only child of James Raines & Theresa Hortense Minor
Married Suzie Vest 20 May 1943
Father of James David, Ruth Ann, Linda Sue, John William and Roy Lee Raines
Grandfather of ten; James Timothy and Michael Dean and Jennifer Michelle Raines, Robert Steven and Paul David and Kevin Donald Schuette, John Douglas and Jason Matthew Raines,Benjamin L.and Abby C. Raines.
Great-Grandfather of Rachel Ann Schuette, John Joseph Schuette, Andrew James and Ava Grace and Audrey Faith Schuette, James Michael and Jacob Austin and Zachery Aaron Raines, Michael Keegan and Molly Annelise Raines, Dawson Alexander Raines, Mackenzie and Hannah and Ethan Raines, Ashley and Owen and Austin Raines.
James enjoyed baseball, hunting, fishing and woodworking.

SERVICES:
10:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 5, 1997
Russell Colonial Chapel, St. Clair, MO
Officiating:
Rev. James Johnston & Rev. Walter Cartwright
Interment:
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery St. Ann, MO

"WHEN I MUST LEAVE YOU. --
When I must leave you for a little while,
Please do no grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!"
HELEN STEINER RICE
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Raines (1893 - 1923)
  Theresa Hortense Minor Raines Johnson (1900 - 1990)
 
 Spouse:
  Suzie Ann Vest Raines (1919 - 2004)
 
 Children:
  John William Raines (1950 - 2010)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Melvin Raines (1920 - 1997)
  Gayle Jean Johnson Johnson (1939 - 2011)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Saint Ann
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: James Raines
Originally Created by: RUBY RED*
Record added: Aug 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40998762
James Melvin Raines
Added by: RUBY RED*
 
James Melvin Raines
Added by: RUBY RED*
 
James Melvin Raines
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Added by: Sheryl Vanlandingham
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 19, 2012
 
 
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