Aliene Rainer

BELMONT - Aliene Featherstone Rainer, 91, passed away Nov. 16, 2012, at the Robin Johnson House, Dallas.

A native of Gaston County, she was born Jan. 3, 1921, daughter of the late J.E. Featherstone and Emma Graham.

Mrs. Rainer was a member of East Belmont Baptist Church for over 60 years, where she was a Sunday school teacher, leader of GA's, Bible study groups and vacation Bible school. She was retired from Vision Hosiery and Climax Mill.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Gaston Place, 1750 Robinwood Rd., Gastonia, officiated by the Rev. Jeff Taylor.

She is survived by her son, Tim Reep and wife Julia; sister, Tillie Cabaniss; brother, Haskell Sherrill; grandchildren, Thad Reep and wife, Jennifer, Tracy Curtis and husband, Justin; great grandchildren, John Strawn, Ethan and Jacob Reep, Claire, Elijah and Janna Curtis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her spouse, James Rainer; four brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be sent to East Belmont Baptist Church, 501 E. Catawba Street Belmont, NC 28012.

Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

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Published in Gaston Gazette on Nov. 30, 2012