January 8, 1931 – July 12, 2011
Charles Claybon Raines, 80, was born January 8, 1931 in Johnston County, NC. He was the only child to Claybon and Lydia Raines. He went home to be with the Lord on July12, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was retired from Carrier Corporation as a credit manager and then he worked for Drummond Press for five years. He was the head usher at Southside Assembly of God for fifteen years and was presently a member of Calvary Worship Center. He is survived by his best friend and wife Myrna, one son Purney Raines (Pat) of Okeechobee, FL. One daughter, Charlene Renee Raines of Jacksonville, FL, three grandsons, Braxton Raines of Jensen Beach, Trevin and Kelsey Raines of Atlanta, two aunts, Edna Bradshaw ( John) and Ruth Hinton of Durham, NC, one uncle, D.J Smith ( Sarah ) of Durham, NC, as well as many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. Visitation will be held at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home 729 S. Edgewood Ave. Jacksonville, FL. 32205 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.Funeral Service will be held at Hardage Giddens Funeral Home 4315 Main St. Jacksonville, FL. 32206. Interment will be at 11 A.M. at Evergreen Cemetery 4535 Main St. Jax. FL. 32206, Gate #1.Pastor Frank Mays and Pastor Paul Johnson will be officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to First Coast No More Homeless Pets 6817 Norwood Ave. Jacksonville, Fl. 32208.
- Visitation Friday, July 22, 2011
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 23, 2011
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July 25, 2011
Dear Myrna: Please accept our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our prayers. David & Elizabeth Dunkley
July 21, 2011
DEAR MYRNA, PRAISE GOD FOR CHARLES LIFE AND THE BLESSING HE WAS TO ROGER AND ME. I HOPE ROGER AND CHICKEN WERE HIS GREETERS AT THE PEARLY GATES.GOD SEES THE BIG PICTURE AND WE ONLY SEE THE FRAME.LIFE GOES ON AND WITH GODS HELP YOU WILL FIND A PURPOSE FO R THE REST OF YOUR JOURNEY ON THIS EARTH..FLORENCE B.
July 21, 2011
To the Family of Charlie: Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will miss seeing him at Richard's Sandwich Shoppe. May he rest in peace.
Richard, Ginette and Michelle
July 20, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Trust Him, when doubts seem much stronger,
Trust Him, when strength may be small.
Trust Him, when simply to trust Him, may be the hardest of all.