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Obituary of George Paul Rains

George Paul Rains, 78, of Corbin, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Baptist Health Corbin.

Born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, he was the son of the late John and Hattie Jones Rains. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Rains.

George was a member and deacon at Hopewell Baptist Church. He retired from Corbin City Utilities having been their general manager for 29 years.

Surviving are his wife Jo Eileen Mack Rains; daughter Paula Sullivan (Allen); son Steve Patrick; grandchildren: Tyler Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, and Matthew Sullivan; siblings: Joe Rains (Anna), Ray Rains (Etta), and Faye Warfield (Larry); and several nieces, nephews, family and friends, all who mourn his passing.

Funeral service will be held at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 22, 2019, at Hopewell Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis McCoy and Rev. Herschel Walker officiating.  Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00-4:30 pm Friday at Hopewell Baptist Church.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Steve Patrick, Brian Rains, Phil Chaney, David Warfield, Rick Centers, and Scott Marcus. Corbin City Utilities employees will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

Arrangements are by the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home where messages may be written to the family at

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