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Lester D. Rains

Lester Duran Rains, 90, of 321 Cedar Rd., Goldsboro, NC, formerly of Morehead City, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015. He was born July 14, 1924, and was the son of the late Walter Bruce Rains Sr. and Odessa Godwin Rains. He was preceded in death by brothers, Walter Bruce Rains Jr. and Boyce Rains; sisters, Mary Evelyn Rains Edwards, Katherine Rains McCabe, Judy Rains Pate and a grandchild, John Alden Crain, III. Mr. Rains was a past member of St. Luke United Methodist Church. He also served his country in the Army.

The Funeral Service will be conducted 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Casey Funeral Home in Princeton, with Reverend Jim Harry officiating. Burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Lottie Massey Rains; one son, Robert Lester Rains and wife Bree of Jacksonville Beach, FL; two daughters, Gail Rains Best and husband Dwight of Holden Beach and Milly Rains Crain and husband Jack of Goldsboro; brother, James Morris Rains of Monroe; two sisters, Jean Rains Denning of Bentonville and Joyce Rains Knight of FL; grandchildren, John Duran Zambelli and Lee Massey Zambelli and wife Mandy, Andrew Alden Crain and wife Erin, Charlotte Crain Stoppa and husband Troy, Brylee Cynthia Rains, Robert Luke Rains and Lyla Cay Rains; great grandchildren, Milly Kathryn Stoppa and Avery Kay Crain.

The family will be receiving friends from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 21st at Casey Funeral Home.

Although flowers are welcome, the family suggests that Memorial Contributions be made to the Wayne County Special Olympics or to a charity of one’s choice.

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