CAMILLA -- John Cary Gaines, 54, of Newton, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at his residence.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 21, 2013 at Live Oak Freewill Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Jamie Sanders will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Shane Roney, Vance Sheffield, Jeff Adkinson, Gary Heard, Van Irvin, Tim Williamson.

Born June 9, 1958 in Mitchell County, Mr. Gaines was the son of the late J. W. Gaines. He was a farmer for 35 years and served as County Commissioner of Baker County for 4 years.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Cooper Gaines of Baker County; one son, John Gaines, Jr. and wife, Tiffany, of Baker County; one daughter, Nancy Gaines of Baker County; one grandson, Bryce Keith Clenney; his mother, Doris Ethredge Gaines of Baker County; two sisters, Kay Kelley and husband, Steven, of Baker County and Patty Dowdy and husband, Ricky, of Baker County; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, January 20 at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla.

Memorials may be made to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.

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