Marvin Raines

May 3, 2010

Marvin Davis Raines, age 91, died on Monday, May 3, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in Worth County Georgia and spent most of his life as a resident of nearby Ashburn in Turner County. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1941, and entered the U.S. Army shortly after graduation. During World War II, he served in North Africa, Italy, England and France, earning the Bronze and Silver stars and a Purple Heart. While in the Army, he met Lou Emmalyn Collins of Chattanooga, who was serving in the Red Cross, and they married in 1946. They settled in Ashburn where he worked for 27 years at the Citizens Bank of Ashburn. He served the bank in a number of capacities and was President at the time of his retirement. Following his banking career, he opened a real estate business in Ashburn.

Mr. Raines was always active in Ashburn and Turner County civic affairs, and was named the Turner County Citizen of the year in 1970 for his service to the community. He and Mrs. Raines traveled extensively and were passionate collectors of antiques. Mrs. Raines died in 2004, and in 2007, Mr. Raines moved to Atlanta where their only child, Mary Elizabeth, lives.

Burial will be on Monday, May 10, at 2:30 at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. A memorial service will be held at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta at 4:00 on Tuesday, May 11. Mary will greet friends at a reception at the church following the service. Mary requests that no flowers be sent. Those who wish to make a memorial gift are requested to make a contribution to the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30305.

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