Donald Joe Rainey

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A memorial service and life celebration for Donald Joe Rainey, 63, formerly of Piedmont, will be Saturday July 19, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Pisgah Baptist Church in the Gnatville Community with the Rev. Mike Drummond officiating. Interment will follow at Gnatville Cemetery. Mr. Rainey passed away May 22, 2014, at Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, ending a heroic battle with cancer and beginning life eternal resting in the arms of Jesus. He is survived by brothers, L. D."Ray" Rainey (Helene), of San Clemente, Calif., the Rev. James Oree Rainey (Gaynelle), of Centre; sisters, Naoma Reynolds (Dr. Bill), of Lee, Fla., Veona Law (the Rev. Kenneth), of Thomson, Ga., Linda Pittman (Lewis), of Piedmont; sister-in-law, Terri G. Rainey, of Piedmont; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Mr. Rainey is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd Reece and Rachel Muriel Dyer Rainey; and a sister, Betty R. Simpson all of Piedmont; brothers, Charles Rainey and his beloved wife Lois of Naples, Fla. and L. Ralph Rainey, of Piedmont. Mr. Rainey was born August 23, 1950, in Piedmont, Ala. but resided in Florida most of his life. He was of the Christian faith. He loved music and enjoyed gardening. The family suggest memorial donations to be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760 or to .
Published in The Anniston Star on July 17, 2014