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Pearl Janet Maiden Rains, 92, of Midway, Georgia, and widow of Harold Eugene Rains, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2022, at Buckingham South.

Born in Whitley County, Kentucky she was a daughter of the late George Craig Maiden and the late Georgia Ann Sears Maiden. She was a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she obtained her teaching degree and later, she obtained her master’s at Armstrong State College.

She married the love of her life in 1954 and they enjoyed the Army life until they retired and made Savannah their home. Pearl retired from the Savannah Chatham Public School system (Windsor Forest Elementary) and then went on to teach at Diamond Elementary at Ft Stewart.

Pearl loved her family and was happiest when she had all of them under one roof enjoying a meal, she lovingly prepared. When Pearl wasn’t cooking, she was busy quilting, gardening, bird watching and reading.

Pearl was very active in the church and taught Sunday and vacation bible school at Windsor Forest Baptist Church & also Fleming Baptist Church. 

Survivors include one son, George D. Rains and his wife Suzie of Midway, Georgia, two daughters, Janet R. Taylor and her husband, Joseph, and Connie R. Ward and her husband, Tim, both of Savannah, Georgia. She has seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

The family would also like to thank Jestine Grant and Val Daniels for their loving care and devotion to Pearl over the last five years.

A private funeral service will be held at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Remembrances: PACK Savannah, 4 Mall Terrace, Savannah, Georgia 31406.

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  1. Luann Zorn-Zipperer says:

    Janet, George and Connie … Always enjoyed visiting at your Deerfield home and being around your parents. Your mother was lovely and so sweet! Sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. Lillian and Noot Tisdale says:

    Pearl was a wonderful friend, teacher and active church member. My daughter Dawn Tisdale Hanton had Pearl as her first grade teacher at Windsor elementary School many years ago. Pearl taught her students to read and felt that was so important. She never failed to ask about Dawn. She was a fun loving lady. A member of our Sunshiner(senior group). She loved adults and children. A great teacher of the word of God.
    I am certain she will be greatly missed.
    So very sorry for you loss. We will be praying for the family.

  3. Nancy and Gene Purvis says:

    Rest In Peace dear friend.
    Nancy and Gene Purvis and family

  4. Dianna Osborne Wren says:

    I’m so very sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  5. Catherine P Whitted says:

    Sorry for your loss. Pearl was a great teacher, both of young students and adults at church. She did a lot for me, and I will forever hold her memories in my heart.

  6. Stars and Stripes Quilt Guild says:

    Thank you for being a faithful member of our
    club. We miss you since you had to leave us.
    May you R I P.

  7. June Allen says:

    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I was in her Sunday School class at Windsor Baptist . I have fond memories of your mother
    She always enjoyed getting together with the class. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all
    PRAYING for the family
    May the Peace of Christ be with the family.

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