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David Cary Rains

Funeral services for David Cary Rains will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with Reverend Steve McAlister and Reverend Tom Lott officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville.

The family requests that visitation be observed Wednesday at Hixson Brothers, Pineville from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Rains, 68, of Pineville passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.

David was a man of wide ranging interests that included theology, history, genealogy, current affairs, reading, gardening, guns, and Chess. He used his keen intellect to gather and thoroughly examine information and was recognized by all that knew him as an expert source of information on many topics. He was never reticent about sharing his knowledge or his opinions and maintained communications with people all over the world.

He was a Man of God who never wavered in his absolute faith in God. Throughout his life, he willingly shared that faith with friends, family and casual acquaintances. He blended his intellectual knowledge with a simple faith that blessed everyone.

Throughout David's life, his family was of utmost importance to him. His love for them was unconditional. His integrity, faith, and keen wit served as a role model that will ensure him a lasting legacy. He was cherished by those who were lucky to have been loved by him.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Cleveland Rains.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 44 years, Gloria D. Rains; daughters, Carrie Elizabeth Goudeau and husband, Dustin and Christi Anne Zaranti and husband, Tony; mother, Marilyn Milstead Rains; sister, Rebecca Rains Floyd and husband, Gordon; grandchildren, Halle Goudeau and Christian Goudeau and niece, Rachel Stevens and husband, Chris.

Pallbearers will be Stan Howard, Ronnie Waller, Chico Maldonado, Buster Godbee, Dennis Price and Roy Worrell.

Memorials may be made to Pineville Park Baptist Church Children's Fund, 2455 Hwy 28 E., Pineville, LA 71360 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P. O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173

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Published in The Town Talk on Apr. 23, 2014
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