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Dorothy Gaines



AAFA #0461

1924 AL – 2004 SC




Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Friday, 2 July 2004


            Dorothy Lea Conley Gaines, 80, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004.

            She was born in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and was preceded in death by her parents, David Lee Conley and Alta Mae Lindsay Conley, of Wetumpka, Ala. She was a loving wife for 62 years of Albert Lowery Gaines. She attended Auburn University, class of 1945. She enjoyed gardening, birdwatching and genealogy.

            She was a devoted mother to her four sons and their wives: Albert Lowery Gaines Jr., whose wife is Jean, resides in Branchfield, N.J. John Bruce Gaines, whose wife is Karen, resides in Denver, Colo. Richard Andrew Gaines, whose wife is Barbara, resides in Newtown, Conn. And William (Bill) Stuart Gaines, whose wife is Betty, resides in Harrison, Tenn.

            Dorothy was a caring grandmother to her ten grandchildren: Koren, whose husband is Herb, Elizabeth, Sarah, Andrew, Catherine, Kelly, Christina, Miranda, Robyn and Trevor, as well as two adopted grandchildren, Avery and Jodi; and two stepgrandchildren, Jamie and Amanda. She is also survived by her brother, David Conley, whose wife is Katrina; and her sister, Alta Mae Conley Summerville.

            The funeral service will be held at Saint James Episcopal Church today, July 2, 2004, at 11 a.m..... Courtesy of Cremation Society of South Carolina.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy C. Gaines (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 May 1924.

            See the will of Dorothy’s ancestor Silvator Alford on this website.

            Her lineage, from one of her 4th great-grandmothers: Lucy Alford 1740 VA7, Silvator 1716 VA8.