Cumberland Times-News

January 16, 2014


Cumberland Times-News

— LONACONING — Russell

Eldred Raines, 71, of E. Florida

Way, Lonaconing, passed away

on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at

his residence.

Born on July 23, 1942 in

Franklin, he was the son of the

late Russell Edward Raines

and Ruth Ester (Westfall)

Raines. He is also preceded in

death by his mother-in-law, Lillian

(Wilt) Sutherland; and

father-in-law, Theodore Sutherland.

Mr. Raines was a graduate of

Bruce High School. He was a

United States Army veteran.

Mr. Raines was a steel worker,

having worked at Bethlehem

Steel in Baltimore. He was an

avid outdoorsman; he was a

great fisherman. Mr. Raines

was a wonderful husband,

father and grandfather. He

loved spending time with his

hunting and fishing friends and

he always thought of them. He

will be sadly missed by everyone.

Mr. Raines is survived by his

wife, Barbara (Sutherland)

Raines; his sons, Jerry Raines

and wife Michelle of Rawlings,

Robert Raines of Lonaconing;

his grandchildren, Jerry

Raines Jr. and fiancee Breanna

Hovell of Rawlings, Jessica

Raines of Rawlings, Russell

Raines of Rawlings, Tiffany

Raines of Rawlings; and his

great-grandchildren; Mackenzie

Raines and Bryce Raines.

He is also survived by his siblings,

Robert Raines and wife

Elma of Westernport, Jean

Alkire and husband “Odie” of

Bel-Air, Joyce O’Neal of Westernport,

Donnie Raines and

wife Linda of Barton and Karen

Stafford and husband Bill of

Akron, Ohio. He is also survived

by a special nephew,

Kenny Alkire and wife Kim and

also numerous nieces and


Friends and family will be

received at the Boal Funeral

Home, Westernport, on Saturday

from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The Barton American Legion

Post 189 will conduct a service

at 7 p.m.

A funeral service will be conducted

in the funeral home

chapel on Sunday at 1 p.m. with

Gary Martin officiating.

Words of comfort may be

expressed to the family at