Funeral services for Mr. R. C. Rainey, 79, of Duck Hill were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018, in the Oliver Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in the Rainey Family Cemetery in Duck Hill. Rev. Tim Buchanan officiated the services. Pallbearers were Josh Rainey, Matthew Rainey, Andrew Rainey, Ryan Taylor, Payton Williams, Landon Harbin, and Patrick Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Kason Rainey and Layten Williams.
Visitation was Saturday, July 7, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home.
Mr. Rainey died at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada on Monday, July 2, 2018. He was born in Ripley, Mississippi, on April 30, 1939, and was the son of the late A. C. and Mildred Ruth Glisson Rainey. He was a house mover and builder. Mr. Rainey was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Pannell Rainey.
Mr. Rainey is survived by his daughters, Deborah Tartt of Grenada, Tammie Taylor of Duck Hill, and Bridget Williams of Duck Hill; his sons, Gregory Rainey of Duck Hill and Ronnie Rainey of Duck Hill; one sister, Dorothy Gates of Ripley; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aubrey Rainey Fund for Biliary Atresia Research, c/o Texas Children's Hospital, 1919 S. Braeswood, Suite 5214, Houston, TX 77030.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.