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Shirley Raines

Shirley Raines

Monday, August 27th, 1945 - Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Obituary

Shirley Raines, 74, of Black Mountain, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Ms. Raines was born August 27, 1945 in Buncombe County to the late Columbus and Elizabeth Greene Raines.

Shirley was a lifelong member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, serving God in many roles. She began her working career straight out of high school, always striving for perfection in every task. She spent several years at Biltmore Forest Country Club as Assistant Manager. This was followed by a second career as Town Clerk of Black Mountain. While serving as Town Clerk she was fondly given a reserved parking space designating her as honorary “Warden” of Black Mountain. One of the most satisfying parts of each position she held was mentoring those around her, always trying to help someone be a better, more skilled individual. Shirley was part of the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry for a period of time before becoming ill with cancer. She fought that battle for 4 years with courage and grace, always with a smile and hope.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters, Alice Barnwell and Mae Vandergrift; brothers, Jimmie, Jack and Johnny Raines; and nephews, Douglas and Tony Moseman.

Shirley is survived by her sister, Martha Raines; nieces, Sharon Raines, Kathy Settle, Karen Davis, Patricia Moseman and Renee Grooms; nephews, Eddie Moseman, Mike, Tim, Jeff and Johnny Philip Raines; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2pm in the Chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries – Johnny Raines Christmas Cheer Fund, or CarePartners Hospice.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 25th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Harwood Home for Funerals
    Address
    208 West State St.
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 25th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 25th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Harwood Home for Funerals
    Address
    208 West State St.
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Mountain View Memorial Park
    Address
    Tabernacle Rd.
    BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC 28711
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Lynn Wolter

Posted at 06:09pm
Sending our love and sympathy to the family.

Lynn (Hemphill) and Bill

Tammy Ayers

Posted at 05:15am
Such an elegant and graceful lady:
The Beauty Of A Woman

Submitted By: Storm

The beauty of a woman Is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, Or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman Is reflected in her soul.

It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman
With passing years only grows.

Author: Audrey Hepburn

Ms Shirley you will be missed yet always remembered with love and admiration
Tammy
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Sandra Rountree

Posted at 12:01pm
Shirley was a precious woman who always smiled. She endured her illness with grace and courage. She will be missed but joins her other family members and friends in God's home.
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Van Woodcock

Posted at 01:17am
What a beautiful soul. She will be missed. Sending all my love and sympathies to everyone Shirley touched throughout her life. With love and gratitude, Van Woodcock
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Van Woodcock and Cathy Graham

Posted at 12:27am
Sent with love and remembrance for touching so many lives, including our own. She will be missed.
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