Sonny Boy Raines, Sr. age 68, of Convoy died 4:33 p.m., Sat. May 17 at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne. He was born March 23, 1946 in Lima to Rad and Myrtle Howard Raines, Sr.
Survivors include 4 sons: Sonny Raines, Jr. of Spencerville, Daniel A. Raines, Sr. of Lima, Tony Raines of Tennessee and Jason L. Raines, Sr. of Lima, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, 2 brothers: Johnny (Mary) Raines of Lima and Ralph Raines of Van Wert, 6 sisters: Connie Casey of Elida, Teresa King of Lima, Nina (Burl) Gibson of Lima, Maggie Kinttle of Van Wert, Debbie Taulker of Lima and Goldie (Craig) Fleming of Van Wert, a brother-in-law Johnnie Patrick of Van Wert and a sister-in-law Nellie Raines of Lima.
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers: David Lee Raines, Sr., Rad Raines, Jr., James L. Raines
and Buddy Raines, a sister Creadlle Patrick, a grandchild and a great grandchild.
Private services have been held and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida.