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Laura

Hemry

Gaines

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April 29, 2019

Laura Hembry Gaines, 86, of 708 East Madison Avenue died Monday, April 29, 2019, at Lewis Gale - Alleghany Hospital in Low Moor. Mrs. Gaines was born August 13, 1932, in Covington a daughter of the late Daniel and Carrie Anderson Hembry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Hunston Gaines, in 1991. She was a graduate of Virginia State University in Petersburg with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She then taught school in the Richmond City School System and then taught in the Alleghany County School System at the former Central Elementary School for many years. She was a very active member of Wrightsville Baptist Church where she served on the Deaconess Board and was the "Mother of the Church". She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the League of Older Americans and the Senior Citizens. Surviving are her Son, Daniel Gaines and Barbara Carr-Gaines of Garner, NC; her Daughter, Debra Nelson, of Richmond; Four grandchildren, Antonio Carr, Antoinette Bell, Angelica Carr, and Kristopher Gaines, one Brother, Benjamin Barnett, Sr. and his wife Laverne of Roanoke; one Sister, Mildred Williams, and husband Freddy of Philadelphia, PA; two sisters-in-law, A. Laura Gaines, of Richmond and Edith Sherman of Mechanicsville and a host of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 12:00 PM in the Wrightsville Baptist Church with Rev. Jerome Basham officiating. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The family will receive their friends Friday evening from 6:00 until 7:00 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggests that memorial donations in Mrs. Gaines' name be made to the Wrightsville Baptist Church; Wrightsville; Covington, VA 24426. Visitation Information Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 Time: 5/1/19 06:00 pm - 5/1/19 07:00 pm Arritt Funeral Home Service Information Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Time: 5/1/19 12:00 pm Wrightsville Baptist Church Cemetery Information Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Cedar Hill Cemetery
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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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Donna S. Nicely

Apr 20, 2024

Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. May God bless you and may his influence live on in the lives he touched along life’s way.

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Mike and April Rose

Apr 20, 2024

Johnny was a good dear friend,who will be missed immensely.Our deepest sympathy to the Nida family.

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Pete and Mary Hutchison, Jr

Apr 19, 2024

Thankful for the many wonderful memories from our motorcycle trips. Prayers for peace and comfort.

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