• Howard D. Bains

    Funeral services for Mr. Bains will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Stan Stevenson and Freddie Clayton officiating. Interment will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery at Tuckers Crossroads. Visitation was Wednesday from 2–8 p.m. and will be Thursday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

    Mr. Bains, age 95, of the Hiwassee community in Smith County, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Pavilion in Carthage.

    Born Sept. 8, 1923 in Smith County, he was the son of the late Dan Cress “D.C.” Bains and Mattie Agnes Robinson Bains. He was a 1941 graduate of Carthage High School, and a member of Rome Church of Christ. He served in the United States Marines during World War II and was a lifelong farmer.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Bell Ray; and a brother, Dan Edwin Bains.

    He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Loneta Chaffin Bains; two children, Pam (Tom) Billington, Phillip (Joyce) Bains; sister, Sue (Ray) Collins; four grandchildren, Kristina (Daniel) Kirby, James Daniel Bains, Susan (Jeremy) Reeder, Julianne (John) Thomason; and great-grandchildren, Brayden Thomas Kirby, Kendall Paige Bains, Austin Louis Kirby, Bains Hill Thomason, Boone Franklin Thomason and Hannah Elaine Reeder.

    Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-2142, ligonbobo.com.

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