FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Dorothy Rita Bliss Raines went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 16, 2016. She leaves to cherish her memories daughter, Brenda (Kevin) Raines Procter; son, Paul Edgar (Deborah King) Raines; grandchildren, Natalie, Thomas USMC, Raines and Mary Bliss Procter, Abigail and Clara King; brother-in-law, the Rev. James (Inabelle) Raines. She was predeceased by husband, William Butler Raines; parents, Paul Dayton Bliss and Rita Loutzenhiser Bliss; and brother, Paul Dayton Bliss Jr. A graveside service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Westover Cemetery in Augusta, GA. Dot was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada on December 7, 1937. She attended schools in Minneapolis, MN, Omaha, NE and Massies Mills, VA. She graduated from Fleetwood High School in Virginia, the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta social fraternity, and Augusta State University, where she earned her MEd. She also completed her dietetics internship at Duke University. She spent her working career in Augusta, GA as a registered dietitian. There she was active in the local Dietetic Association and Trinity-On-The-Hill United Methodist Church as well as many volunteer activities. After moving to Franklin, TN in 2002, she became a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was active in activities at Franklin First United Methodist Church, the J.L. Clay Senior Center, Council on Aging in Nashville, The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, Church Women United, AARP, The Villages of Morningside Ladies Club and fostered dogs with Happy Tales Humane. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she provided them with many adventures and lessons. She was a feisty and go-getter lady and will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Happy Tales, The Heritage Foundation or the
. Dot was always trying to make the world a better place for everyone.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Feb. 18, 2016