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Ronny Gene Raines

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Ronny Gene Raines, 74, of Monticello, Ga., departed this life peacefully on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, with his family at his side.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1947, in Athens, Tenn., to the late J.P. and Stella Pearl Lewis Raines.

Throughout life, Ronny was a self-employed contractor in the pipeline construction industry and always devoted his efforts to the highest of level while exceeding as an entrepreneur. He developed a passion for spending time outdoors as an avid hunter and fisherman.

A few of his fondest memories include spending time with his beloved family, being on his farm with his cattle that he faithfully cared for and his farm that he felt blessed to be able to call home.

He was a friend to many, a true servant of God, and faithfully cared for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, J.P. and Stella Raines, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Paul Raines, Mary Frances Harris, Charles Raines, Freddie Raines, and Clayton Raines; and one brother-in-law, Paul Green.

Left to cherish the many memories include his beloved wife of 54 years, Margie Rymer Raines; loving daughters: Rhonda Raines and Robyn (Russell) Hull; cherished grandchildren: Robert P. (Brittany) Murphy, Skylar M. Murphy, Stella M. Hull, and Ruby R. Hull; siblings: Don Raines, Johnny (Patsy) Raines, Jane Greene, Teresa (Sim) Kibble, and Jaquelin (Larry) Gaston; special friends: Joshua Denny and Wayne Cooper; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Life service was conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home of Benton with Pastor Joe Hatcher officiating. Interment followed at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, with his family serving as pallbearers.

Family and friends gathered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.higginsfuneral.com.

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