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Ray and Millie Gainey

November 20, 2018
Ray and Millie Gainey
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Obituary for Ray and Millie Gainey

A graveside memorial service for Mildred "Millie" Wade Gainey and Ray Donalson Gainey, both of Cordele, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Boston City Cemetery in Boston, GA. The family will receive friends Thursday, November 29 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Rainey Family Funeral Services. Millie, 91, passed away Tuesday, November 20. Ray, 96, passed away Saturday, November 24. They were both born in Boston, GA. Ray the son of the late Noel Erastus Gainey and Allene Langford Gainey, and Millie daughter of the late James Connie Wade and Esther Cobb Wade. Ray served as a bomber pilot during World War II flying 30 combat missions from England over France and Germany. After being released from the United States Army-Air Corp they came to Cordele and built a life together. He was a pharmacist and operated Gainey Drug Store for 47 years. Ray was one of the founding members of the Flint River Boat Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served on the Crisp County School Board for 20 years. Millie was homemaker, Ray’s full partner in life and helped at the drug store. She was involved in Brownies, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts. Millie was a gifted seamstress making tailored garments, including wedding gowns for her family and friends. Her creativity is evident in hand made crewel embroidery chair seat and pillow covers. Ray and Millie both enjoyed gardening and freely shared the bounty of their labor. They are survived by a son, Ray D. Gainey, Jr. of Ball Ground and daughter, Catherine Key and husband, Homer of Talking Rock, GA. and granddaughter Hannah Key of Peachtree City, GA. Millie is also survived by a brother, Oscar T. Cook and wife Margaret Dillon Cook of Boston, GA. and niece, Rachel Cook Beverly and husband, Frank and nephew, Tommy Cook and wife Amy, all of Thomasville. Also niece Val Sewald of Greely, CO. Ray is survived by a sister-in-law, Sara Bagby Gainey, nephew, Dennis Gainey, nieces, Lisa Gainey, Brenda Gainey all of Tallahassee, FL, also niece Pat Usry Adams, and husband Al, of Warrenton, GA. and nephew Ira Usry and wife Amelia of Columbia, SC. Special long term family friends are Judy Harris and Ronnie and Laura Gray. Special thanks to Ray and Millie’s care giver, Mrs. Sue Barrantes. The family asks that memorial donations be made to Cordele First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 871, Cordele, Georgia 31010 or to the Boston City Cemetery, Maintenance Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 492, Boston, GA 31626


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Visitation

Thursday

29

Nov

6:00 PM 11/29/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/29/2018 8:00:00 PM
Rainey Family Funeral Services

1415 E. 24th Avenue
Cordele, GA 31015

Rainey Family Funeral Services
1415 E. 24th Avenue Cordele 31015 GA
United States

Graveside

Friday

30

Nov

12:00 PM 11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
Boston City Cemetery

West Jefferson Street
Boston, Georgia 31626

Boston City Cemetery
West Jefferson Street Boston 31626 Georgia
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Boston City Cemetery Final Resting Place

West Jefferson Street
Boston, Georgia 31626

West Jefferson Street Boston 31626 Georgia
United States

Memorial Contribution

Boston City Cemetery

Maintenance Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 492
Boston, Georgia 31626

Cordele First United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 871
Cordele, Georgia 31010
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