Originally created 05/11/00

Mr. Virgil Raines



AIKEN -- Mr. Virgil Wayne "Buddy" Raines, 89, of South Boundary Avenue Southeast, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Pepperhill Nursing Center.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Fred Andrea officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Raines, a native of Wayne County, Ill., had retired as a horse trainer and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Hill Raines; a daughter, Linda Luzzi, Rockledge, Fla.; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 3157, Aiken, SC 29802; or to Jockey Club, 40 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022.

The family will receive friends after the service at the church.

Shellhouse Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle May 11, 2000