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William Steven Raines

October 18, 1955 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 65)

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Mr. William Steven Raines, age 65 of Broadway, NC transitioned into eternal rest on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Harnett Central Hospital in Lillington, NC.

On October 16, 2021, William S. Raines, age 65 passed away at Central Harnett Hospital from a short battle of cancer. William was born to Charles and Laveda Raines on October 18, 1955 in Huntington, West Virginia.

After several years of employment and raising his family with his life partner, Betty DePoty, they moved to North Carolina where William worked at Rodeco Company for 22 years as a Senior Lab Technician. He enjoyed black coffee, watching soccer, college football, and basketball. He also enjoyed playing with his grandchildren and listening to his music, especially the Allman Brothers.

He was preceded in death by both parents, Charles and Laveda Raines; his sister, Michele (Stuart) Crane; his life partner, Betty Ann DePoty and daughter, Rhonda Weldon.

He is survived by his children, Tammy and Deana DePoty and Adam Raines (Stephanie); brother, Terry Raines (Karen); sister, Cindy Mahle; grandchildren, Taylor Marie, Jordan, Cory, Raines, William Weldon (Alexandra), Elizabeth VanSkiver (AJ), Danielle Weldon, Melissa Crowe, (Josh), and Matthew Andress, along with several extended family members.

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