Sondra Raines, age 79, of Caryville passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, retired after 30 years of service in Campbell County School System having taught at Stoney Fork and Jacksboro Elementary for 30 years. Preceded in death by parents Walter and Bertie Martin Gross.


Husband: Bill Raines

Daughters: Mimi Meeks and husband Mitchell

Sons: Damon and Patti Raines, Ben and Sandy Raines, Bhody and Wendi Raines

Grandchildren: Jarrod and Victoria Meeks, Amanda and Daniel Travis, Jake and Meredith Raines, Megan and Savannah Raines, Renee Higdon, Aleshia Rininger, Tyler Hobbs, Layla and Jacob Clark, Cobey Raines, Olivia Raines, Joseph Snodderly

Great-Grandchildren: Regan Raines, Jackson and Cooper Higdon, Ava Poff, Bella Kate Smith, Oliver Atkins

Brothers: Tim and Brenda Gross, Rick and Judy Gross, Walter Eugene Gross

Several nieces and nephews

A very special thank you to the caregivers from Amedisys Hospice of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Family will receive friends 5-7 PM Friday Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 PM Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. J. J. Patterson officiating.  Family and friends will meet 10 AM, Saturday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Cumberland View Cemetery for 11 AM Interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Campbell County Cancer Association

P. O. Box 122, Jacksboro, TN  37757

Condolences may be given online at 

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

One Reply to “Sondra Raines, age 79, of Caryville”

  1. MS. Raines was my mentor went I was young and we went to Bethel Church. She was soft spoken and a lady. She impacted my life!

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