Rev. James A. Raines

Notice of Death - Rev. James A. Raines

Retired Elder
Date of Death: 3/2/2022 | Date of Birth: 11/6/1935; | Clergy
We have received word of the Wednesday, March 2, 2022 death of the Rev. James Allen Raines of Greensboro.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ina Belle Raines; and their four children: James Raines Jr., Julia Melton (Billy), Belle Strader (Tom), and the Rev. Caroline Franks; grandchildren: Hayley, Jessica (Holden), Austin, Manning, Farrelle, Raines, and Grace; grandson-in-law, Brian Lagesse (Kate); and Beth Raines, mother of Hayley and Austin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Mary Raines; brother, Bill Raines; granddaughter, Juliana Melton Lagesse; and son-in-law, Duane Franks.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 11:30 am at Centenary UMC, 2300 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC, officiated by the Rev. Caroline Raines Franks.  Jim will be laid to rest during a family service on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 2:00 pm, at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta, GA.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Reverend James A. Raines, Sr. Memorial Fund, 1852 Banking Street #9621, Greensboro, NC 27408, where the family will distribute the funds to Jimmy and Ina Belle’s favorite ministries.

Jim's history of service is: 61 Student; 61 Field Representative, Intervarsity Fellowship; 66 Discon; 83 Readm; 83 Farmington; 86 Approved Evangelist (86 /Greensboro: Centenary Assoc); 89 Winston-Salem: Union Ridge; 98 Retired; 99 Retired/Bethany (Summerfield); 14 Retired; 16 Retired/ Vickrey (Greensboro); 20 Retired/Southwest Greensboro Cooperative Parish Assoc (Groometown, St. Andrews, Vickrey).
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