Rufus Franklin Catrett

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 3, 2000

Rufus Franklin Catrett, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at Crenshaw Baptist Hospital.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4 at Fleetwood Baptist Church with the Revs. Joe Waldorff and Wayne Deans Sr. presiding. Burial will follow at the Providence Cemetery in Glenwood. Dillard Funeral Home of Troy is handling arrangements.

Survivors include, children, Fred Oglesby of Elba, Sandra Berry of Glenwood, Linda Gibson of Fairhope, Pansy Hodges of Huntsville; sisters, Hassie Dell Nelson of Elba, Annie Ruth Boutwell of Luverne Nursing Facility; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Pallbearers will be Kenneth Oglesby, Danny Oglesby, Charles Berry Jr., Jeffrey Catrett, Benjamin Gibson and William Flowers.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Oglesby Catrett and son, Segrid "Smokey" Catrett. He lived in the Fleetwood Community until moving to the Luverne Nursing Facility in 1998.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 at Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.

Jack L. Raines

Jack L. Raines, 73, of 240 Banks Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000 at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville.

His funeral will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4 at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Spearman presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Robinson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Survivors include wife, Edith Simmons Raines; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth L. and Jean H. Raines of Powdersville; sisters, Elizabeth Law of Troy, Margie Paulos and Clara Leslie both of Dacusville, Nancy Roper of Greenville, Barbara Addington of Columbia, S.C., Patsy Rainey of Piedmont, Sharon Hensley of Travelers Rest, grandchildren, Kenneth Lee Raines of Powdersville, Heather Streater of Greer, and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his nephews.

Escorts of Honor will be the Glenn Williams Sunday School Class of Cross Roads Baptist Church.

He was born in Pickens County, S.C., to the late Clyde Stephen and Mary Lee Heeney Raines. He graduated from Dacusville High School in 1943 and retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad. Prior to that he was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy having retired after 36 years as a Senior Master Chief in the Naval Sea Bees. Mr. Raines was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he belonged to the Glenn Williams Sunday School Class and was a former deacon. He was prececeded in death by brothers, Steve Raines, Jim Raines; and sister, Dorothy Stine.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 at Robinson Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 4.

Memorials may be made to the building fund of Cross Roads Baptist Church at 160 Cross Roads Church Rd., Easley, S.C. 29640.

Updated: February 2, 2000 10 p.m.