Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 17, 2013

Ruth Mann Raines

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RICH CREEK, Va. — Ruth Mann Raines, age 86, of Rich Creek, Va., passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Va.

Born April 17, 1927 at Bozoo, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Clarence Richard Mann and the late Gladys Pearl McClaugherty Hall. Ruth was a homemaker and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rich Creek.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Irvin Hall, her loving husband of over 57 years, Sherman D. Raines and a brother, David Richard Mann.

Survivors include one son, S.D. Raines Jr. and wife Barb of Ripplemeade, Va.; daughter, Debbie Martin and husband Donnie of Newport, Va.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Raines, Billy, Donnie Wayne II and Amy Martin; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Elle Mae, Sophie and William Jackson Martin; brothers-in-law, Lonnie Raines of Richmond, Va. and Narvell Raines of Wirtz, Va. and sisters-in-law, Lurie Bailey and husband Clyde of Richmond, Va. and Eva Mann of Peterstown, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Rich Creek with the Rev. Doug Hyndrich and the Rev. Aubrey Whitlow officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Rich Creek, Va.

Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 180 Old Virginia Avenue, Rich Creek, VA 24147.

Online guest book can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Raines family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.