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OCEAN ISLE BEACH -- Mr. Kevin Gainey age 54 of Ocean Isle Beach died Saturday February 2, 2013 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center.

Kevin was born in New Hanover County on December 3, 1958 and was the son of Rae McDowell Gainey of Bolivia and the late Alonzo Hill Gainey Sr. He was also preceded in death by a brother A.H. "Sonny" Gainey Jr. He was a Project Manager in the Nuclear Power Industry. He enjoyed cooking and playing golf and was a gun enthusiast. He graduated from South Brunswick High School in 1977. Kevin was a Christian and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, Deborah Bray Gainey; a special daughter, Heather Blackwell of Pender County; two brothers, Ernest Gainey and wife Shirley , Trent Gainey ; three sisters, Daisy Godwin and husband Donald , Patricia Gregory , Sylvia "Joby" Jackson.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday February 5, 2013 at 3pm at Antioch Baptist Church, 1700 Midway Road, Bolivia with Reverend Monroe Cooke officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 1700 Midway Road, Bolivia, NC 28422.

You may offer online condolences at

White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte 754-3333

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2013