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Nell Craine Gaines (1917-2014). Nell Gaines, 96, went home to be with the Lord on a beautiful Wednesday morning, August 13, 2014. She was the widow of Gerald Gaines.

Born in Clinton, South Carolina to the late Luther and Lillian Craine, she was retired from Food Service for the Greenville County Schools. She was the last living Charter Member of Hampton Heights Baptist Church.

The last member of her immediate family, she is survived by the love of her life, great nephew Alex Head; and nephews John and wife Debbie Head, Chris Mayson, nephews, Bill, Charles and Glenn Head, all of Greenville, and nieces Beverly Barton, Pat Thomason, and Cathy Fisher all of Greenville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband Robert Donnan.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 at Thomas McAfee Downtown Chapel, with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Macular Degeneration Association at

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

Published in The Greenville News on Aug. 15, 2014
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