Mr. Thomas H. Raines, age 80, of Mansfield, Georgia passed away at home on Saturday, October 10, 2020. He was born in Charleston, West Virginia on September 17, 1940, the son of the late James and Mary Hughes Raines. Mr. Raines grew up in Charleston and graduated from Charleston High School. He moved from West Virginia to Florida and then settled in Norcross, Georgia with his wife, Brenda. Tom worked for and retired from General Motors before moving to Jackson Lake. Mr. Raines was an avid sports fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Braves. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a Master Mason and member of Pace Lodge #558 F&AM. Tom is survived by his daughters, Melayne Venable of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Michele McCoy of Charlottesville, Virginia, his sister Mary Ann Law-Smith of Juneau, Alaska along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family and close friends. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda in 2017 and his brother, Jimmy of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Funeral services for Tom will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, October 12, 2020. Burial will be held at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, West Virginia. There will be a Celebration of Life held for Tom and Brenda on October 24, 2020 at Jackson Lake from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Please omit flowers and make donations to Sacred Journey Hospice, 138 Peach Drive, Stockbridge, GA 30253. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, TE Davis Funeral Services, 2157 East Street, SE, Covington, GA 30014.
Due to the COVID 19/Coronavirus Pandemic all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements will be followed. There is a limit of 50 people at any large gathering, social distancing must be recognized, the use of mask is encouraged, and most importantly if you feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID 19 you will not be allowed to attend the service. Please be respectful of the family during this difficult time and follow the requirements of the CDC.
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