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Hoyte Gayle Rains, 64
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Hoyte Gayle Rains, 64, died Thursday, Aug. 7 in San Diego, Calif., following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon County.He is survived by his wife, Patt Rains of Woodbury; children, Bethany (Chris) Hall of Murfreesboro; Tiffany (David) Simpson of McMinnville; and Ben (Tammy) Rains of Franklin; father, Roy Rains of Woodbury; sisters, Barbara (Dan) Brown; Debbie (Ronnie) Hall; and Sonda (David) Reed; nine Grandchildren, Lilly & Lizzie Hall, Mason, Gwynie, Izzy, Rose and Mark Simpson, and Ava and Luke Rains. Several nieces and nephews also survive.He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Merritt Hyde; brother, Tommy Rains; and grandparents, Homer and Bertha Rains.He was retired from AEDC as a plumber/ pipe fitter and a member of Main Street Church of Christ.