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Funeral services for William Palmer "Bill" Gainey, 93, of Cairo, Georgia, are at 11 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, Georgia. The Rev. Ron McCaskill will officiate. Interment will be in Gainey Cemetery, Cairo, Georgia. Active pallbearers will be Ray Gainey, Lee Stoddard, Dale McCorkle, Bill McCorkle, Jimmie Hall and Agnew Smith. Mr. Gainey passed away at Magnolia Place, Cairo, Georgia, on Monday, August 28, 2017. Mr. Gainey was born on July 5, 1924, in Cairo, Georgia, to the late Wiley Williams Gainey and Ola Rehberg Gainey. He served his country in the United States Army. On October 27, 1946, he married, Doris McCorkle Gainey, who preceded him in death on November 8, 1999. He managed Mistletoe Plantation for many years before becoming a livestock broker. He was a member of the Cairo First Baptist Church. Survivors include son, Vic Gainey (Tricia) of Tallahassee, Florida; daughter, Beth Burnam (Don) of Jennings, Florida; grandchildren, Joe Burnam (Molly) of Cairo, Georgia, Liza Vargason (Corey) of Jennings, Florida, Katy Yanossy (Matthew) of Live Oak, Florida; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and sisters, Alene Gainey and Ethel Hall. Memorials may be made in Mr. Gainey's memory to: Gainey Cemetery Fund, c/o Robert Gainey, 519 Stevens Road, Cairo, GA 39828. The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, September 1, 2017, from 10 to 11:00 a.m. Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com. Clark Funeral Home
Published on August 29, 2017
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