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Visitation at the Church

Antioch Greater Love Ministries
Saturday February 9th, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

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James L. "Rainbow" Raney, III

Marion, Va.

James L. “Rainbow” Raney, III, age 65, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his home in Marion.

Rainbow never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. He loved his family, friends, and especially his cats. James loved to fish, rabbit hunt, go camping, and hang out with friends. His gentle and easy way will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, James L. Raney, Jr.

Rainbow is survived by his mother, Margaret E. Cox of Washington, Penn.; sister, Karen Anderson of Marion, Va.; brothers, Kevin Raney and wife, Vicki, Henry Jackson, all of Washington, Penn., and Mike Miller and wife, Dixie of Marion, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Kenny Edwards and Carl Hibbard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Antioch Greater Love Ministries with Bishop Nolan Wolfe officiating and Military Rites conducted by the Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at Antioch Greater Love Ministries.

To share memories of James L. “Rainbow” Raney, III, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Rainbow’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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so very sorry for the loss of Rainbow.

Rhonda Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James "Rainbow" Raney, III

Rhonda Feb 16 2019 12:00 AM

This was a great man and he was friendly to me and helped me in so many ways and he has been a second dad to me, Ill miss him but never forget him and Ill see him again one day.

jayson hoover Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

When I heard the news of Little Jimmy's passing, I couldn't believe it...I thought it had to be someone else... I'm so, so sorry for everyone in his family and the community of Marion... he was certainly a huge part of life there for us all. God bless all of you as you grieve this great loss...I know our Father God is taking good care of him as he reunites with those passed on... gloria

Gloria M. Edwards Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of a good friend. You will be missed by many. May God welcome you with open arms. My condolences to the family.

Camilla Mott Feb 9 2019 12:00 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. From the Stamper family. He was a good person hate to see him leave us and at least he's not suffering any more with love always and forever.

Rachel Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

James was always quick with a smile and a good word. Never met anyone that he did not like. Great laugh and a dear friend. The angels have him now. My deepest condolences.

Gordon Bass Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Some of my best memories of Raney was sharing time playing basketball at the rec center and at Carnegie playing football. My cousin was low-key, but had a heart of gold and will be greatly missed.

Ulysses Cox Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

James, the Class of 72 will never be the same. You were always the quiet one...up to something, that made us all laugh. Now you and Kenny Perdue are up there planning your next move. It's been great running in to you the last few years since you moved back. Rest in peace my friend and Condolences to your family.

Michelle Guy DeBord Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

I was at Wal Mart...a black snake was under my car...Rainbow reached down an pulled it out...I was yelling and he smiled, told me its just a snake...I said kill it... He will be surely missed. Sympathy and condolences to you all. Rest in Peace Rainbow.

Libby Graham McIkratb Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

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