Macon County Chronicle

Olene Rainey, 85

Olene Rainey, age 85, of Pleasant Shade was pronounced dead on arrival at Macon County General Hospital at 2:10 p.m. Wed. afternoon August 11, 2010 after being transported from Knollwood Health Care in Lafayette.

Funeral services were conducted Sat. morning August 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Eld. Terry Austin and Eld. Billy Joe Shoulders officiated and burial was in the Patterson Cemetery at Russell Hill.

The daughter of the late Henry Harrison Vinson who died at the age of 64 on October 11, 1971 and Golda “Goldie” Amber Chambers Vinson who died at the age of 56 on March 22. 1965, she was born Olene Vinson at the home of her parents in Pleasant Shade on August 29, 1924.

In Nashville on June 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to James Newell Rainey of the Fairview Community in Williamson County. He died October 15, 2008 at the age of 86 after sixty-two years of marriage.

Mrs. Rainey’s early career was at Belle Meade Biscuit CO., May Hosiery Mill and Aladdin Industries.

She later graduated from the Madison University of Beauty and became a Tennessee licensed cosmetologist.

Mrs. Rainey was saved at an early age and in 1959 was baptized into the full fellowship of the Russell Hill Missionary Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until death.

She was preceded in death on June 14, 2006 by her son-in-law Clarence B. White who was 72.

Surviving are two children, Anna Rainey White of Port Charolette, Fl., J.N. Rainey, Jr. and wife Lesa of Russell Hill; four grandchildren, Terry Keith White of Brentwood, Kelly Ryan White of Ft. Myers, Fl., Amber Rainey Hudson of Cookeville, Emmaline Rainey of Russell Hill; four great-grandchildren.