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Friday, February 10, 2023
6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Mr. Frank Gaines, 71, of Stinchcomb Road, Elberton, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 4, 2023, while surrounded by his family, following a courageous several year battle with cancer.
Frances Leonard Mansfield Gaines, III was born in Elberton on October 10, 1951, the second of five children born to Hoyt and Louise Dutton Gaines. He was the owner/operator of Gaines Monument and devoted his life to his company. Frank enjoyed trucking driving, and in his later years, watching Georgia football.
Surviving are his wife and best friend of 32 years, Marie Vestal Gaines; children: Marchelle Allen of Royston, Tabitha Hix of Hartwell, and Chance Gaines of Comer; step-children: Michael Kelley of Wendell, NC, Jason Kelley of Elberton, and Ashley Moon Groue of Natchez, MS; siblings: Martha Yarbrough, Velvet Price, Gary Gaines, and Wendy Holloway, all of Madison County; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A time of visitation celebrating Frank’s life will be held on Friday, February 10, from 6:00-8:00p.m. at Berry Funeral Home. Burial will be private at Carlton City Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in his memory to T.J. & Friends Foundation, PO Box 6161, Elberton, GA 30635 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.
Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Mr. Frank Gaines.