, Corbin, KY


January 4, 2013

James Rains


James Calvin (JC) Rains, age 78, of Corbin, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at his home.

Born in Middlesboro, he was the son of the late John R. Rains and Sarah Crabtree Rains. He was a member of the Faithway Pentecostal Church, was ordained at Summit Street Baptist Church, and served as associate pastor of the Church of the First Born in Gray.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, William, Kenneth and Henry Rains; son, Mitch Rains; and granddaughter, Abigail Knuckles.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Turner Rains; sons, Steve Rains and wife Lisa, of Mount Eagle, Tenn., Adam Rains, of Fitzgerald, Ga., and Samuel Rains, of Corbin; daughters, Lisa Warren and husband Todd, of Lima, Ohio, Michelle McDonald and husband Brad, of Fitzgerald, Ga., Jennifer Sizemore and husband Arnold, of Gray, Tamara Mills, of Woodbine, and Tina Taylor and husband David, of Corbin; daughter-in-law, Donna Rains, of Shady Shores, Texas; 25 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Orville Rains, of LaFollette, Tenn.; and special sister, Brenda Givens and husband Harold, of London.

Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Faithway Pentecostal Church in Lily with the Rev. Jimmy Nelson and the Rev. Della Snyder officiating.

Burial will be in Cumberland Memorial Gardens.

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