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RADFORD, EUGENE
The Telegraph 
June 6, 2004 
Richardson Funeral Home 
Eugene Radford of Hayneville, GA, died Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2004 at Oakgrove C.M.E. Church with burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Clara; children, Eugene (Mary Louise) Radford, Randall (Nicole) Radford, Shirley (Albert) Adams, Russell Cooks, Jacqueline Cooks and tameka (Richard) Neal; siblings, John Lee Harris, Eddie (Charlie Mae) Radford, A J (Betty) Radford, Fate (Celestine) Radford, Elder Hope (Prophetess Cynthia) Radford, Jakie Singleton, Elder Bertha Thomas and Mary Radford.
Radney, Elizabeth Boyington Mrs
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 C2 
Progressive Funeral Home 
Elizabeth Radney, 100, of Columbus, GA, died Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Muscogee Manor Nursing Home in Columbus. She was born June 9, 1906 in Stewart County, GA, daughter of Allen and Mary Boyington. She was a member of Good Hope C.M.E. Church in Renfroe, GA. She was the widow of Clarence Radney. Survivors include a daughter, Rosa Mae Hemingway of Columbus, GA; 8 grandchildren, Jamea A Gogins of Washington, D.C. Roosevelt Gogins and Malachi Gogins of Columbus; Rosa Belle Tymes of Buena Vista, GA, Jimmy Gogins of Greenville, SC, Elizabeth Gogins of Cusseta, GA, Diane Drake of Phenix City, AL and Inez Campbell of Atlanta, GA; 10 great grandchildren; great nieces and nephers: Pam Daniel of Troy, AL, Lisa Bovier of Dothan, AL, Darryl Redding of Ocala, FL and Renee McDonald of Opa Locka, FL. Funeral servicesw will be held tuesday, February 27, 2007 the the Good Hope C.M.E. church. Reverend R C King will delever the Eulogy. Burial will be in Slaughter Creek Cemetery in Brooklyn, GA.
Raeford, Willie James
Americus Times-Recorder 
Tuesday, April 5, 1983 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Willie James Raeford of Route 1, Leslie, GA, who was born April 15, 1916 and died Saturday, April 2, 1983 at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, GA, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 1983 at Antioch Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with Reverend M C Jenkins officiating. Survivors include his former wife, Mrs Alice Griffin; a daughter, Julie Laverne Raeford of Americus; a son, Isaac James Raeford of Americus, 4 stepsons, SSG Leroy Johnson of Fairfax, NC, Ronnie Jenkins, Dennis Smith and Billy Smith of Americus; 4 grandchildren, Tammatha Y Raeford, Alnisa Jackson, Sakina Jackson, and Kenneth Johnson of Americus and a cousin, Linwood Barnette.
RAGANS, CLIFFORD
Americus Times-Recorder 
Monday, October 8, 1984 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Clifford Ragans of 708 Oglethorpe Avenue, who died Wednesday at the VA Hospital in Tuskegee, AL, will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Big Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Eastview cemetery. Survivors include 13 children; Mrs. Hattie Black, Ms Winnie Ragans, Thomas Ragans, Mrs. Mary Frances Cladd, all of Americus; Amos Ragans, Mrs. Georgia Howard, Mrs. Louise Murry, Mrs. Eddie Mae Hood, Mrs. Florence James, Mrs. Ellen Westbrook of Miami; Mrs. Ludy Bell Monts ov Vero Beach, Fl, Mrs. Ophelia Greenhill Hardy and Mrs. Willena Marble of White Plains, NY; 50 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
RAGANS, LUCILLE MRS.
Americus Times-Recorder 
Tuesday, February 17, 1976 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Ragans who died in Sumter Regional Hospital will be held Thursday from Jerusalem Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with Reverend W. W. Reynolds officiating with burial in Eastview cemetery. Surviving is her husband, Clifford Ragans, Sr.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Hattie Lucille Black and Ms Mary Frances Ragans of Americus; 2 stepsons, Amos ragans of Miami and Thomas J ragans of Americus; 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Georgia Lee Howard, Mrs. Mary Alice Brannon of Miami and Ms Ludy B Monts of Vero Beach, FL; 2 sons in law, Melvin Black, Sr of Americus, Lyn Monts, Vero Beach; a sister, Mrs. Rosie M Clayton, Chicago; 3 brothers, Reese Jordan and Charlie Jordan of Americus and Johnnie Jordan of Boynton Beach; 1 aunt and 1 uncle; 20 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
RAGIN, ESTHER WEST
Cemetery Record 
 
 
Esther West Ragin was born March 2, 1921. She died October 23, 2003 and is buried in New Hope Baptist Church cemetery in Montezuma, GA.
Ragin, Harden
Americus Times-Recorder 
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007 
West's Mortuary 
Funeral services for Harden Ragin of 1116 North Lee Stgreet, Americus, GA, who died Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2007 at New Hope Baptist Church in Montezuma, GA. Reverend Bobby Brown will officiate. He was born May 9, 1921 in Cordele, GA, son of Claybon and Anna Adams Ragin. He was a member of Macedonia C.M.E. Church in Fort Valley, GA. He graduated from H A Hunt High School in Fort Valley and from FOrt Valley State College, earned a BS in Agriculture. He was a US Army veteran of WW II. He and Miss Esther West of Macon County, GA were wed August 1, 1959 and blessed with 44 years marriage. Esther died Ocgtober 23, 2003. He taught Agriculture in several southwest Georgia conties and in Plains and Americus over 37 years before retiring. He was preceded in death by sister, Estella Williams, Sina Hollingshed, Olivia Sanders and Myrties Parker; brothers, Carlton, Charlton, Edgar, Oscar and Albert Ragin. Survivors include 2 sisters, Amanda (Lewis "L C") Lyons of Fort Valley and Naomi Ragin of Orlando, FL; sisters in laws, Mary Ragn and Jessie Ragin of Fort Valley; brothers in law, Edgar West of Montezuma and Frederick West of Jackson.
Rahmon, Rasha
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
January 2, 2002 C2 
Kimbrough Funeral Home 
Rasha Rahmon of 901 Joy Road, Lot G45, Columbus, GA, died Friday.
Raiford, Mattie B
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
July 28, 2005 C2 
Hill-Watson Memorial Chapel 
Mattie B Raiford, 85, of 3526 Boby Drive, Columbus, GA, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Columbus Hospice in Columbus. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Antioch Baptist Church with Reverend Homer Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres cemetery. She was born October 10, 1919 in Muscogee County, GA, daughter of Rich and Nannie Ash Raiford. She was retired from Food Services of Muscogee County School District with 32 years service. She attended school in Midland, GA and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters, Eula Howard, Joann Ellison and Kathy (Steve) Murphy of Columbus, GA; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.
Raines, Eddie “Billy”
Americus Times-Recorder 
Friday, December 17, 1982 
Smith Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Eddie Raines, who died Saturday, December 11, 1982 at Grady Hospital, in Atlanta, GA, will be held from the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, at 3 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 1982, with burial in Eastview Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Mr And Mrs Jessie Raines of Americus; wife, Mrs Evelyn Terry Raines of Americus; 4 sons, Carl R Raines and Willie J Raines of Americus, Eddie Raines, Jr of Detroit, IL and Leon Raines of San Diego, CA; 2 daughters, Mrs Linda Marshall and Cornelious Raines of Americus; 5 sisters, Mrs Dorothy Tucker, Mrs Jeanette F Green and Adell Raines of East St Louis, IL; Jessie Raines and Mary Raines of Americus.
RAINES, FRANK, Reverend
Americus Times-Recorder 
Thursday, April 30, 1981 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Reverend Frank Raines of 531 East Jefferson Street, who died Monday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Macedonia Baptist in Lee County with Reverend Daniel Thomas officiating. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Callie Coes of Smithville and Mrs. Elvira James of Albany; a brother, Virgel Raines of Leslie; a brother in law, Fred James of Albany, a niece, Mrs. Ferriby Melton of Smithville.
Raines, Fred Jr
not listed 
not listed 
not listed 
Fred Raines Jr was born February 5, 1935. He died July 14, 1989 and is buried in the Old Mill Cemetery in Thomaston, GA
RAINES, GUSSIE LEWIS
Americus Timers-Recorder 
March 1996 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Mrs. Gussie Lewis Raines of 472 Maple Street, Dawson, GA, formerly of Americus, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 1996 at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with Reverend larry Sims officiating and burial in Eastview cemetery. She was born December 31, 1920 in Terrell County, GA, daughter of Marion and Ida Thomas Lewis. Survivors include nieces, Ms Susie Pierce, Ms willie Pearl Tyson; nephew, Nelson Pierce; 3 sisters in law, Ms Lue Gene Whitehead, Ms Ossie Lou Mency and Ms Odessa Wilson.
RAINES, JESSIE
Americus Times-Recorder 
Wednesday, November 23, 1983 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Jessie raines of 50B Reddick Drive, who died Saturday in Macon County Medical Center, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Union Tabernacle Baptist Church with burial in Mt Carmel cemetery in Americus with Reverend Ulysses Brown officiating. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Raines, 5 daughters, Ms Jessie Mae Raines of Ideal, GA; Mrs. Dorothy tucker, Ms Adell raines, Mrs. Jeanette Greene of East St Louis, IL; Ms Mary Raines of Americus; a brother, Charlie (Gussie) Raines of Americus; 4 sisters, Mrs. Eugene Whitehead of Syracuse, NY, Mrs. Louise (K C) Wells of Americus, Mrs. Ossie Lou (Marvin) Mincy of Columbus, Mrs. Odessa Wilson of Americus; sister in law, Ellen Cunningham of Belleglade, FL; 22 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren.
RAINES, LEONA
Americus Times-Recorder 
Thursday, February 21, 1986 
Meadows Funeral Chapel 
Funeral services for Ms Leona Raines, 36, of St Petersburg, FL, who died February 15, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Traveler’s Home Baptist Church in Ideal, GA with Bishop Erwin Nesbitt and Reverend G W Bass officiating with burial in Olive Grove cemetery. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Nellie raines of Oglethorpe, sister, Mrs. Nancy Bivins of Ideal; 4 brothers, Remus raines and Benny Raines, both of Ideal; James Raines of Vero Beach, FL and Willie Raines of Mauk.
Raines, Millie
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 C2 
Taylor Funeral Home 
Mrs Millie Raines, 89, of 970 Illges Road, Columbus, GA, died Friday, September 29, 2006 at Muscogee Manor Nursing Home in Columbus. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2006 at Cusseta Road Church of Christ with Brother Elliott Glasgow officiating and burial will follow in Green Acres Cemetery in Columbus. She was born March 17, 1917 in Smiths Station, AL, daughter of Jim and Annie Scott. She was a domestic worker and a member of Cusseta Road Church of Christ for 37 years. Survivors include a daughter, Annie L (Johnny) Veal of Columbus; a grandson, Johnathan T Veal; a great grandson, Isaiah T Veal of Glendale, AZ; 6 nieces, Betty Stroy of Columbus, Bertha Kenlow of Baltimore, MD, Betty Tucker of Phenix City, AL, Audrey Dubose of Columbus, Barbara Coleman of Jacksonville, FL, Sarah Williams of Macon, GA; 6 nephews, Fred Jones of Germany, Lincoln (Carrie) Jones of Edina, MN, Henry Jones of Baltimore, MD, James Jones of New York, NY, Kirby Scott of Ohio, Bernard Scott Jr of Columbus; sisters in law, Gillie Scott and Claudia Scott; a cousin, Mary Lillie Hollis.
RAINES, NELLIE WILLIAMS MRS.
Americus Times-Recorder 
April 1995 
Meadows Funeral Chapel 
Mrs. Nellie Williams Raines, 96, of Route 1, Box 104, Ideal, GA, died Tuesday at Flint River Hospital in Montezuma, GA. She was born November 30, 1896 in Crawford County, GA, daughter of Jimmy and Parthenia Reed Williams and the widow of Charlie raines. She attended Normal Industrial School in Fort Valley and was a pious member of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Crawford County and present member of Travelers Home Missionary Baptist church in Grangerville community. Survivors include children: Nancy raines Vivins, Remus Raines, Sr, Bennie Raines Sr, all of Ideal, GA, James Raines of Vero Beach, Fl and Willie Lee Raines of Mauk; daughters in law, Millie Raines, Willie Faye Raines, Juliett Raines, and Joyce Raines, all of Ideal and Bessie Raines of Oglethorpe; thirty-five grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Mondat at Travelers Home Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend W G Bass officiating with burial in Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Crawford County.
RAINEY, MA (Gertrude Pridgett)
Cemetery Record 
 
 
Gertrude Pridgett was born April 26, 1886 in Columbus, GA. Gertrude made her first stage performance at the age of fourteen as a part in “A Bunch of Blackberries” at the Springer Opera House in Columbus. She Married Will Rainey, a singing comedian with “Rabbit Foot Minstrels” and they formed a song and dance team and toured in tent shows throughout the south. She and Bessie Smith met in Chattanooga, TN about 1910 and in 1912, Smith appeared with the Rainey duo in Moses Stokes show at the Ivory Theatre in Chattanooga. They toured in Fat Chappelle’s tent shows in 1915 and in 1917 appeared for the first time as “Madame Gertrude Rainey and her Georgia Smart Set”. After retiring in Mexico in 1921, she made her first record with ParaMt. Her last appearance in a carnival show in 1935, she retired. After the deaths of her sister and mother, she settled back in Columbus and worked for churches and a couple of theatres. She died December 22, 1939 and is buried in Porterdale cemetery in Columbus, GA.
RAINWATER, WILLIAM LOVETT JR
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
October 2004 
People’s Funeral Service 
William Lovett Rainwater, Jr., 27, of 5842 Sandy Ridge Drive, Columbus, GA, died Thursday, October 21, 2004 in Augusta, Richmond County, GA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 30 in the chapel of People’s Funeral Service; Elder Mary Rainwater will officiate. Burial will follow at Green Acres cemetery. He was born August 25, 1977 in Columbus, GA, son of William Rainwater, Sr. and Norma Jean Craig. Survivors include his mother, his son, William Rainwater, a daughter, Nattalie Powell; stepfather, Jerry Calvin Johnson, grandmother, Annie Louise Craig; grandfather, Ezell Ramsey, eight brothers, R Lamar Alexander, Jerry Calvin Johnson, Jr., Cecil Laron Johnson, Brandon L Johnson, Lovett Rainwater, Kevin Rainwater, Damaris Rainwater; sisters, Betty M (Charles) Waltton, Cyntina Brochell Johnson, Cheryl (Anthony) Smith, Beth (Ron) Coleman, Mona Rainwater and Vikki Pendleton.
RAMEY, GERALDINE
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
Tuesday, December 13, 2005 C2 
Taylor Funeral Home 
Mrs. Geraldine Ramey of 102 North Railroad Street, Phenix City, AL, died Thursdaym, December 8, 2005 at the Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at New Central Baptist Church in Phenix City with Dr. J. H. Flakes, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Phenix City. She was born July 9, 1952 in Russell County, AL, daughter of Elizabeth Pearson and willie jackson. She was a member of New Central Baptist Church in Phenix City. Survivors include a son, Charles Ramey of Columbus, a step son, Keith Ramey of Augusta, GA; a daughter, April Ramey of Phenix city; two brothers, Johnny (Rosie) Jackson of Columbus, Robert (Elana) jackson of Kyleen, TX; six sisters, sylvia A. Wright, mary (Melvin) Williams, Of Phenix City, Helen (Richard) Jackson, Juanita (Henry) Stewart, Elizabeth Jackson of Atlanta, Angela (Al) Taylor of Columbus; four aunts, Jewel (Freddie) Rodd of Augusta, Ga, Inell Nathan, Eleanor Seldon of Phenix City, Louise Martin of Columbus; an uncle, Woodrow (Betty) pearson of hartford, CT.
RAMSEY, HUBERT
Cemetery Record 
 
 
Hubert Ramsey was born August 9, 1934. He died August 11, 1994 and is buried in the Buena Vista City cemetery in Marion County, GA.
Ramsey, Mary Alice Mrs
Americus Times-Recorder 
January 1969 
Not Listed 
Mrs Mary Alice Ramsey died January 18, 1969 in Schley County, GA. She was buried in Hopewell Cemetery. She was the wife of John Ramsey Jr of Schley County.
Ramsey, Robert Lee
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
Sunday, July 23, 2006 D2 
Sconier's Funeral Home 
Robert Lee Ramsey, 51, of Columbus, GA, died Friday, July 21, 2006 at the Medical Center in Columbus. Memorial services will be held at noon Monday, July 24, 2006 in the chapel of Sconiers Funeral Home. He was born May 23, 1955 in Columbus, son of Luree Radney Ramsey. He was a retired food service worker and former employee for Sconiers Funeral Home. Survivors include a daughter, Terri L Ramsey of Lamore, NC; 2 brothers, Roosevelt Ramsey of Columbus and Alton (Benita) Ramsey of Savannah.
Randall, Archie Jr
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 
January 14, 1996 B13 
Edgar H Battle Funeral Home 
Archie Randall Jr, 67, of 1418 8th Street, Phenix City, AL, died Friday.
Randall, Calvin
Americus Times-Recorder 
Friday, January 15, 1982 
Barnum Funeral Home 
Funeral services for Calvin Randall, 802 Davenport Street, Americus, GA, who died Monday, February 11, 1982 in Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 1982 at Friendship Baptist Church with Reverend Daniel Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Maria Joseph of Phenix City, AL, nieces and nephews, Raymond Randall and Calvin Randall, Mrs Dora Barnes, Mrs Mary Lane Sapp of Americus, Eddie Richardson of Cleveland, OH, Leroy Richardson and Fletcher Pickett of Columbus, GA and David Cook of Pittsview, AL.
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