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Stephen Michael Raines

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MSGT Raines, Stephen Michael (US Air Force Retired), 60, passed peacefully on 01 November 2023. Born 21 November 1962 in Niagara Falls, New York, son to the late Roy Clyde Raines and Betty Lou Journey Raines. Destined to become a great leader, Mr. Raines enlisted in the US Air Force on 25 September 1981 serving with the utmost distinction and honor for more than twenty years. MSGT Raines retired from active duty on 30 September 2005. During his service MSGT Raines earned the following awards and decoration: Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Raines is survived by his loving wife, Debra Joe Raines, of the home; his son Joshua Michael Raines (Erica); his daughter Leah Michelle Raines; his brother, Roy Raines (Jody); his sisters Terry Lipiec (Lee), Donna Allen (Thomas), Vickie Detty (James), Kristie Raines; grandchildren, Connor, Lindsey, Ellie, and Maps; adopted daughter Mandy; his many nieces and nephews and friends. Stephen was preceded in death by his sister Barbara and brother Allen. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, December 05, 2023 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM at Harvest Baptist Church 5504 McPhail St, Hope Mills, NC. Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home of Fayetteville, NC. 

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