George Lem Raikes, age 89, of Bradfordsville, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 22, 1923 to the late Lucien and Ella Smothers Raikes. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister; Ida Mary Raikes Price.
He is survived by his wife Kathleen Raikes of Bradfordsville, two sons and daughters-in-law; Ronald Keith (Connie) Raikes of Springfield, and Barry Kevin (Monica) Raikes of Calvary, three daughters and sons-in-law; Juanita Gayle Raikes Price of Lebanon, Gwendolyn Jean Clarkson(Kenneth) Lynn and Linda Karen Raikes (Ronnie) Kirkland, all of Bradfordsville, two brothers; James Shelton Raikes of Yuma, and Tom Foster Raikes of Bradfordsville, five sisters; Ruth May Raikes of Tallow Creek, Minnie Lee Raikes Scanland of Lexington, Helen Edna Raikes McCarty of Lebanon, Alice Roberta Raikes Hourigan of Perryville, Wanda Lou Raikes Carpenter of Gravel Switch, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild also survives along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for George Lem Raikes will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with burial in the Old Liberty Cemetery.
The family requests visitation after 5:00 PM on Sunday at the Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home.