SYLVESTER -- Mr. Earl F. Raines, 90 of Sylvester died Wednesday August 31, 2011 at his daughter's residence.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday September 2, 2011 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Isabella Cemetery with Rev. Jason Jones and Rev. Grady Morey officiating.

Mr. Raines was born in Worth County on April 4, 1921 to the late Lemuel Loyd and Joe Alma Newell Raines. He lived in Worth County all of his life. Mr. Raines was owner /operator of Raines Service Station for many years. He enjoyed being with his family and was a member of Isabella Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife Colise Hatcher Raines of Sylvester, daughters; Terry Achord (Wayne) of Sylvester, Penny Davis (Mark) of Sylvester, grandchildren; Bryce Johnson (Erika) of Tifton, Sonya Johnson of Sylvester, Brian Johnson (Diane) of Pace, FL., and Suzanne Moree of Albany, sister, Grace R. Evans of Sycamore.

In addition to his parents Mr. Raines was preceded in death by four brothers, E. D. Raines, L. E. Raines, Clayton Raines & Johnnie Raines, four sisters, Nellie Pollard, Tincie Theus, Merle Theus & Elnora McDonald Watkins.

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