SILVER RIDGE – Donald E. Raines Sr., 53, went home to be with the Lord April 5, 2004, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Don was born on Oct. 8, 1950, in Pickens, S.C., the son of Perry and Gloria (Stubbs) Raines. Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was a good friend to everyone who knew him, always lending a helping hand. Don loved camping, snow sledding, hunting and going to the coast to see the lighthouses. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Pauline (DeBarge) Raines; a daughter, Jennifer and her special friend, Dave; a son, Don Jr. and his wife, Lynia; and granddaughter, Emily; very special nephews and niece, Joey, BJ, Eddie and Crystal; brother, Harry Stubbs and his wife, Charlene, and their children; several brothers and sisters-in-law; several nieces, nephews; mother-in-law, Pearl; grandmother, Florence; some very special friends, Slugger, Patty and Destiny, Bill, Raelene, and Amber, Doug Rockwell, Brent, Janet, Chad and Megan. He was predeceased by his father, Perry; mother, Gloria; and sister, Doris. A special thank you goes to Reta Roy and Jerry Young, Doug, Mary, Sandra, Steve Hannington, Dawn and Scott. Don will be sadly missed by all. We love you Don! A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Silver Ridge, with the Rev. Carlton Huntley officiating. Arrangements by the Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.