Max Raines, of Beverly, Mass., died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Ledgewood Skilled Nursing Center.
Max was born May 29, 1932 in Cullman to Bertha Garrison Raines and William Auzie Raines. The family settled in Nashville, Tenn. where they owned and operating a small chain of shoe repair enterprises – Raines Shoe Hospitals. He graduated from Nashville’s West End High School in 1950 where he met his future wife, Hattie Wyatt Caraway Griffith. Both Max and Caraway attended Vanderbilt University and married in 1951.
Max and family relocated briefly to Owensboro, Ky. and then to Clarksville, Tenn. There he continued in the family business tradition and managed two shoe repair shops. In the early 1970s Max sold the businesses and began working for Acme Boots headquartered in Clarksville. In 1977 Max and family relocated to the North Shore where he was employed by The United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Beverly. They lived in Salem.
Max and family were long-time members of the First Baptist Church of Beverly where he was extremely active, serving in virtually every lay member capacity from usher to deacon.
Max is survived by his sister, Evelyn Clark and family, two sons, Charles Raines, David Raines and spouse, a daughter Carole Raines Rhea and spouse and three grandchildren, Jed, Michael-Max and Kyle. His wife, Caraway, died in 2006.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot Street, Beverly, Mass. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Max’s memory may be sent to The First Baptist Church of Beverly, 221 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. Arrangements by the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Leavell Holmes Wilkinson
Funeral services for Leavell Holmes Wilkinson, 80, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Northside Baptist Church, with interment in Enon Cemetery in Vinemont. She will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.
Berta Mae Holmes McGriff
Funeral services for Berta Mae Holmes McGriff, 84, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Johns Evangelical Protestant Church, Pastors John Richter and Bob Kurtz officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery. She will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Virgil Leon Freeman
Funeral services for Virgil Leon Freeman, 85, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Missionary Grove Baptist Church, Bros. Jack Collins and Delwin Kilgo officiating, with interment in Missionary Grove Cemetery in Cullman.
Elwin Lee Parker
Elwin Lee Parker, 79, of Hartselle passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Summerville Nursing Home.
Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling
Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling, 80, of Addison passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Cullman.
William Pope Sr.
Funeral services for William Pope Sr., 68, of Falkville will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Peck Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Floyd Odom officiating, with burial in Bell Springs Cemetery.
Louise ‘Teasie’ Williamson
Graveside Services for Louise “Teasie” Williamson, 87, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Mt. Zion Cemetery, with Brod. Mike Whitaker and Tim Kyte officiating.
Mary Dorothy Metevia Hodge
Memorial services for Mary Dorothy Metevia Hodge, 76, of Cullman will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Baldwin Church of Christ, Bro. Mike Watters officiating.
Douglas J. Murphree
Funeral services for Douglas J. Murphree, 77, of Holly Pond will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Union Grove Presbyterian Church, the Revs. Ray Latham and Dink Lambert officiating, with interment in Union Grove Cemetery.
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