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Memorial services for Minnie Lewis Gainous, 89, of Cairo, Georgia, are at 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, Georgia. Elder Ron Bosley and Elder Ron Evans will officiate. Mrs. Gainous passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia, on Monday, July 24, 2017. Mrs. Gainous was born on September 11, 1927, in Cairo, Georgia, to the late Leonard Lewis and Verlie Singletary Lewis. On September 13, 1947, she married Douglas Dewitt Gainous, who preceded her in death on October 26, 2002. She was a housewife and had been employed with the Grady County Board of Education in the Jobs With Dignity Program. She was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include: son, Phillip Gainous of Thomasville, Georgia; daughter, Barbara Thomas of Toccoa, Georgia; grandchildren, Tracy Gainous of Whigham, Georgia, Destin Gainous (Enma) of Cairo, Georgia, Chad Gainous (Joy) of Cairo, Georgia, Josh Gainous (Alisha) of Whigham, Georgia, Mincie Huskey (Jeremy) of Whigham, Georgia, Kim Ashe-Steckelberg (Rick) of Toccoa, Georgia, Bryan Thomas (Becki) of Australia; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Polly Hatcher of Thomasville, Georgia; and a host of nieces and nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; son, Don Gainous; son-in-law, James Thomas; and a sister, Zimmie Collins. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gainous' memory to: Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011. The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, immediately following the memorial service. Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com.
Published on July 25, 2017
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