Mrs. Carolyn Crutchfield "Bill" Rainey

08/23/1925 - 02/06/2019


Mrs. Carolyn Crutchfield “Bill” Rainey, age 93, of South Hill, died Wednesday February 6th, 2019. Mrs. Rainey worked for AT&T for 45 years and was a long time active member of First Baptist Church of South Hill including singing in the church choir. Mrs. Rainey was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Jack M. Rainey. Their wedding was officiated by Rev. Oscar E. Northern on May 2, 1946. Mrs. Rainey is survived by her two sisters: Catherine C. Crutchfield of La Crosse and Mary Anna Boze of La Crosse , many loving nieces and nephews her dear friends, Lewis and Linda Wells and her devoted caregiver, Bertha Jones. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday February 9th at 11:00 A.M. in First Baptist Church of South Hill with interment to follow in La Crosse Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church at 410 N. Mecklenburg Avenue, South Hill, VA 23970 or to the American Legion Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary at 202 Franklin Street, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be sent through our website Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Rainey family.

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  1. So very nice

    “Bill” was my Dad, Howard Crutchfield’s 1st Cousin. I will never forget her kindness when we were at my Dad’s Brother’s funeral. It was freezing outside and I was shivering as we stood at his gravesite. She took her fur wrap off, put it around my shoulders and put her arm around me. She was such a comfort to me on that very sad day. I am so glad my cousin Mae and I were able to visit with her last year. She was always so elegant, such a nice lady and our family will miss her.


    So sorry to learn of Bill’s death. She was absolutely one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever known. Thinking of each one of her family during your loss. May God go with each of you in the months ahead without her. Lots of love from our family to yours.



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