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Mrs. Geneva Jean Johnson Raines

Published: 07/09/2013

Mrs. Geneva Jean Johnson Raines, age 91, of Cosby, went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, July 6, 2013, at Newport Health and Rehabilitation surrounded by her family.

Geneva "Granny" enjoyed traveling, clogging, swimming, and spending time with her friends and family. Her younger years were spent providing early education to all ages. She retired from Douglas Cherokee Headstart.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cebo Raines, grandsons Gerald Raines and Mark Raines, mother Algie Styles, and sister Arletha Davis. 

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Ronald and Pauline Raines of Newport and Maurice and Donna Raines of Morristown, daughter and son-in-law Jane and Creed Allen of Dandridge, grandchildren Rodney (Becky) Raines, Travis (Carrie) Raines, Jeff Allen, Renee Gibson, Miranda (Hunter) Butler, and Melissa Raines; great-grandchildren Brooke Raines, Hunter Raines, Kaitlyn Raines, Sydney Raines, and Andi Gibson.

Family and friends will meet at 10:45 a.m. at Union Cemetery Wednesday morning, July 10, 2013, for the 11:00 a.m. graveside service. Rev. Leon Large will be officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Costner-Maloy Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Costner-Maloy 

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