Donna Rae Raines
Funeral Date: 4/1/2017

Obituary:
Donna Rae Raines, age 66, of Warren, AR won her battle with A.L.S. on Wednesday, March 29th at the John R. Williamson Hospice House in El Dorado, AR. She was born August 29th, 1950 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Douglas Ray Wheeler and Frances Powell Wheeler. She was a retired educator from the Warren Public School System and the Fordyce Public School System with 28 years of service, she was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School Class teacher, she sang in the choir and was a choir soloist in the church she loved. She was very passionate for life, she loved her family and music. She was also preceded in death by her brother John Douglas Wheeler. Survivors include her husband Marlin Raines whom she married March 11th, 1972 where they both enjoyed their 45 years of marriage. A son, Eddie Raines and spouse Jodi, Warren, AR. A brother Jimmy Wayne Wheeler, Warren, AR. A sister Nancy Wheeler Jones and spouse Calvin, Warren, AR. 4 grandchildren Alex, Andrew, Abby, and Amelia all of Warren, AR. A son by her heart, Kenneth Cox, Williamsburg, VA. A former sister in law, Sylvia Wheeler, Conway, AR. A host of nieces and nephews and friends. Funeral service was 2:00 PM Saturday, April 1st at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Stanley and Rev. Russell Rhoden officiating. Organist was June Bierbaum. Burial was in Moseley Cemetery by Frazer Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Matt Valentine, Pete Johnson, Rob Loomis, Roger George, Bob Plair, David Harper, Joe Hairston, Eddie West, Tommy Arnold. Honorary pallbearers were members of Adult II Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. Memorials preferred The First Baptist Church, 310 South Main Street, Warren AR 71671.

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Name: Ronnie and Barbara Higgins
Message: Our thoughts are with the entire family at this time.

Name: Marty and Carla McDougald
Message: Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I taught with Donna at the junior high. She was always a great educator, a shining light and a joy to be around. She will be missed. God bless you and comfort you.

Name: Danny and Brenda Adair
Message: So sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Tammy Evans Hensley
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Name: David Harper
Message: Sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Name: Terry & Sandi Savage
Message: So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Name: Paul Ferguson
Message: To Marlin & Family I am so sorry for your loss of Donna, She was a caring and compassionate person. She is in heaven now with dear brother John, whom I loved dearly. She is in no more pain..God Bless you and comfort you. Paul F. Walnut Hill,FL.

Name: Linda &Philip Cathey
Message: Donna was the best Christian lady in the world. She will be missed by a lot of people. I know she is singing in the heavenly choir.

Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: Marlin, we will keep all of you in our prayers.

Name: Roxie Robbins
Message: She will be greatly missed

Name: James Wright
Message: Remembering your family in prayer during this most difficult time. May God wrap His arms of love around each of you.

Name: Alice & Sonny Hill
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Thomas & Barbara Rice
Message: Our heartfelt sympathy.

Name: June West
Message: So sorry you lost Donna, she was a wonderful person.

Name: Shirley & Larry Veley
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you find comfort

Name: Tammi Nowlin
Message: My thought and prayers are with each of you.

Name: Gwen Shankle
Message: Donna graduated with me in the class of "1968." She was a friend to all, had a contagious smile, helped all those who needed her, and modeled the love the Lord to so many. She will be missed.

Name: Hugh and Brenda Quimby
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Name: Kim and Phillip Thomas
Message: Asking God to wrap you a little tighter in His loving arms during this time of loss.

Name: Sheri Dietz
Message: So sorry for her passing but delighted in the knowledge she is with the Savior. She was a beautiful spirited, exemplary Christian woman who served as an inspiration to many of us, and will be sorely missed. Prayers for surviving family.

Name: Donna & Jim B McDougald.
Message: So very sorry for your family loss. Donna, was a beautiful Lady. She will be missed. Prayers for all the family.

Name: Gerald Baker
Message: So sorry for your loss.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. What a gal. Our loss but heavens gain!

Name: Donna Harton Usry
Message: So sorry to hear about Donna. My thoughts are prayers are with the family.

Name: Jeff and Rhonda Williams
Message: Praying for all of you! She was such a special person!

Name: Lorrie Davis
Message: So sorry to hear about Donna, she was a wonderful person. Prayers for the family

Name: Angela Parnell Steelman
Message: Donna was a very caring person. I was in the choir when her family lived in Fordyce. I have many fond memories of Donna and her family.

Name: Angela Parnell Steelman
Message: Donna was a very caring person. I was in the choir when her family lived in Fordyce. I have many fond memories of Donna and her family. The family is in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Name: David Harcrow
Message: Donna was a sweet person, I remember her growing up at Calvary Baptist Church, my condolences to family & friends.

Name: Tonya Sparks
Message: Marlin, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Name: Sallie Nix
Message: Oh Marlin, I wish I were a better iPad typist so we could relive all the hilarious things Donna pulled teaching at WJHS! She is definitely missed by many!