James Leland Rains

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Evangel Assembly of God Church
10083 Hwy 65 S.
Western Grove, AR  72685
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Nubbin Hill Cemetery
5036 Kimbrell Creek Rd
Leslie, AR  72645
I served in the Army.
James Leland RainsI am a Veteran.

of Everton, AR

October 12, 1927 - January 27, 2017

James Leland Rains, age 89 of Everton, Arkansas passed from this life on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at his home. He was born in Hector, Arkansas on October 12th, 1927 to Sylus Fredrick Rains and Thelma Drucilla Melton Rains.

James was a veteran of the United States Army during WWII. He joined in 1944 serving in the 32nd Division 128th Regimented Combat Team and participating in Villa Verde Trail, earning 3 combat stars and numerous other medals. He was discharged from his 2nd enlistment in 1953. He married Elsie McGuffin in 1954. James attended Evangel Assembly of God Church in Western Grove, Arkansas. He worked many years as a small instrument repairman for the United States Civil Service. James was a wonderful provider for his family. He will be remembered as a good man, full of kindness and good deeds. The steady, gentle presence of "Big Papa" as he was known by his grandchildren will be missed by all those close to him.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Elsie McGuffin Rains of the home; three sons, James Leland Rains Jr. and wife Lorna of Rockaway Beach, MO, Jon Lynn Rains of Ozark, MO and Roger Allen Rains, also of Ozark, MO; four daughters, Marsha Ann Verduzco and husband Ernie of Everton, Sharon Gail Nichols and husband Dave of West Sacramento, CA, Lanita Kay Longboy and husband Mark of Mt. Vernon, MO and Ronda Elaine Turner and husband Leslie of Harrison; grandchildren, Lisa Dahl, Sheri Oriyavong, Edilberto Doguiles, Lisa Williams, Tamy Keen, Melinda Gallardo, Grace Nalley and Sherolyn Nalley; twenty-four great-grandchildren including his namesake, James Leland Doguiles of the Philippines; and a host of other family and friends who will mourn his passing.

James is preceded in death by his parents; children, Jana Rains and infant son, Harland Joe Rains; grandchild, Richard Leroy Olt; brothers, Clifford Rains, Nolan Rains and Harrison Rains; and sisters, Myrldean Owen and Audra Fowler.

Arrangements by Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas. Funeral services for James will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at Evangel Assembly of God Church in Western Grove, Arkansas with Bro. Dorvin Ricketts and Bro. Jeffery Jack Owen officiating. Special music will be provided by the Ricketts family. Burial will be in Nubbin Hill Cemetery near Leslie, Arkansas.




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Keith and Virginia Smalley
Harrison, AR
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

We are sorry about the passing of Brother Rains. He was a special person. We always enjoyed visiting with him. You have our sympathy.

Rudolph Rains family
Dennard, AR
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

The Sessions Families
Snow, AR
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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sis. Rains and families....
We are so sorry to hear of Bro. Rains passing. Please know that your in our prayers.
~Rev. Richard, Brenda, Christie, Abbi and Alli~

Jay River
Liberty, AR
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Friday, January 27, 2017

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Sickness has robbed us of our loved ones resulting in their death. May these scriptures bring you all comfort. Isaiah 33:24 promises ,"And no resident will say: I am sick. The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error." When Jesus was on earth he healed the sick and raised the dead. At John 11:25 "Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." What a wonderful hope we can look forward to and may God strengthened you in the days ahead.

JR