ATLANTA, Texas—Starling Ray Raines, 79, of Linden, Texas, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Atlanta.

Mr. Raines was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Ripley, W. Va. He was an employee of Wal Mart and member of Faith Tabernacle Church, Jefferson, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wives, Dorothy Jeane Raines and Elizabeth Raines; one daughter, Mary Raines Smith; and one granddaughter, Carey Raines.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Joanne Raines of Atlanta; one daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Randy Eaves of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hanner Funeral Home with Kevin Smith and Ronnie Raines officiating. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Queen City, Texas.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Published: 10/05/2012