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Thora Lee Bailes Rainey

August 4, 1907 August 31, 2006
Thora Lee Bailes Rainey
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Thora Lee Bailes Rainey, 99, of East College Street, Pulaski, TN, died Thursday, August 31, 2006, at NHC Nursing Home, Pulaski, TN. Graveside funeral services were held Sunday, September 3, at 2 p.m. at Elkton Cemetery in Elkton, TN, with Rev. John C. Ives officiating. Burial followed with Ardmore Memorial Funeral Home in charge.Mrs. Rainey was born August 4, 1907 to Thomas P. Bailes and Emma Lewis Bailes in Madison County, AL. She lived in the Elkton/Ardmore area all of her life. She was a homemaker and a businesswoman having owned and operated Rainey's Shoes in Ardmore for many years. She was a member of the Elkton Methodist Church. Mrs. Rainey was preceded in death by her husband, Selvin Rainey; and sons, J.S. "Buster" Rainey and Don Rainey.Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy (Charles) Richards of Fort Mill, SC; daughters-in-law, Paula Rainey of Ardmore and Mary Rainey of Elkton; grandchildren, Terry Patterson of South Carolina, Dee Rainey and Mac Rainey both of Athens, AL; great-grandchildren, Didi Rainey, Rainey Patterson, Savannah and Val Rainey; one sister, Louise David of Athens, AL.

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