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Irene Burleson Raines

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Irene Burleson Raines Obituary
HENDERSONVILLE-Irene Burleson Raines, 92, of Hendersonville died Monday, January 13, 2014 at Carillon Assisted Living. She was born in Mitchell County to the late John Wilson and Carrie Greene Burleson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey S. Raines in 2011; her two sisters, Wilma Jean Blichfeldt, Tempie Strawsacker; and her brother, Joe Burleson.
Mrs. Raines resided in Henderson County for the past 68 years and was still fond of her memories in Mitchell County. She was a member of Balfour Baptist Church, a homemaker and the best "Granny".
She is survived by her son, Joe Braswell; two daughters, Shirley Moreno, Marie Lipe all of Hendersonville; six grandchildren, Darrel Braswell, Darlene Gaillard, Valerie Flores, Tamela Braswell, Heather Milliken, Hope Huntley; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a special niece and nephew, Bobbie and Viola Gibbons.
Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with Reverend Travis Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until the time of service.
We wish to thank the staff of Carillon Assisted Living for the love and care given to our "Granny".
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Jan. 15, 2014
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