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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. He also served in the National Guard.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Thursday, August 14 at the Woodbury Church of Christ with Bryan Pitts officiating. Interment will follow at Midway Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Woodbury Funeral Home and he will lie in state from 8 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Woodbury Church of Christ. At the family’s request, please no flowers; all donations to Short Mountain Bible Camp c/o Woodbury Funeral Home. To leave online condolences, visit
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 13, 2014