The Times West Virginian


April 1, 2013

Wornie Gaines

Wornie Lee Gaines, 86, of Morgantown, died Saturday (March 30, 2013) in the Henry Clay Villa in Markleysburg, Pa.

He was born April 4, 1926, in Osage, a son of the late James Earnest Gaines and Anna Westfall Gaines.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Maxine Gaines, who died in 1992.

Survivors include two nephews, Ricky Hanlan and Ronnie Spadafore; four nieces, Cliffette Lee, Betty Neer, Jean Spadafore and Debbie Spadafore; a stepnephew, Tim Woods; a stepniece, Sonya Woods; a great-niece, Jill Neer; and a great-nephew, Brent Neer.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Gaines, James Russel Gaines and William Vance Gaines; and two sisters, Martha Jean “Nancy” Woods and Helen Gaines.

Mr. Gaines was a retired coal miner for the Dunkard Coal mine. He was Methodist by faith and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a rifleman. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, P.O. Box 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871-1950.

The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, DeGarmo Chapel, 207 Second St., Rivesville, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Stanley Merrifield officiating. The committal service will follow in Arnettsville Cemetery in Arnettsville.

Online condolences may be left to the family at

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