Erline Malone Pickering Raines, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4th, 2019.
Erline was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and Edmondson Business School. She was retired from the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga. Erline was a member of Faith Community Wesleyan Church from 1962 to 2019, having served in various capacities while a member.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Zilpha Denton Malone; husband, Walter Clifton Raines, Sr.; a son, Thomas Earl Pickering; three brothers, Clyde, Robert, and David Malone; three sisters, Marell Malone Galyon, Kathryn Malone Sharp, and Mildred (Mickie) Malone Bivens; and one step-son, Walter Clifton Raines, Jr.
Erline is survived by her son, Charles Edward (Chad) Pickering (Elizabeth); daughter, Susan Pickering Donning (Todd); brother, Raymond Malone (Juanita); step-son, Millard Lee (Mickey) Raines (Janice); and step-daughters, Elaine Raines Cameron (Ronald), and Christine Raines Lund (Arthur). Also surviving are a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren, step-great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Martin Boyd Christian Home Assisted Living and Hospice of Chattanooga for their love and care throughout her illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Friday in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe with Rev. Dr. M.C. Tolbert officiating. Interment will be in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Martin Boyd Christian Home Assisted Living, 6845 Standifer Gap Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421, or the Alzheimer's Association, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive, #6, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 PM Thursday and an hour prior to the service on Friday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.
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