Obituary for Roney Dion Raines

Roney “Ron” Dion Raines (83), passed away peacefully on 4/10/2022 in Pinehurst, NC. Roney was born on 10/26/1938 to George R. and Winnie L. Raines. He married Winifred Jean Bruhn on April 30, 1959 in Forestville, Md. Roney honorably served in the U.S. Navy for four years.   He obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Richmond (1971). He worked for Eastern Airlines for 20 years in sales and marketing before opening his own golf packaging business (First Tee Golf Packages) in June of 1997. Ron was always very active and excelled in all sports; baseball and golf being his favorites. 

Ron is preceded in death by his parents, George and Winnie Raines, his brother, Charles Raines and his wife, Winifred “Wynn” Raines.

Ron is survived by his daughter Kelly Dancek (John), brother Roger Raines (Kathy), granddaughters Colby Kirk (Jeff) and Kelsey Verbosh (Kyle), great granddaughter Chloe Kirk, and partner Diane Hawkins. 

A memorial service will be held on April 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Homewood Suites (250 Central Park Avenue Pinehurst, North Carolina, 28374 in the Camellia Room.    

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to The American Cancer Society for cancer research or the First Tee of the Sandhills to benefit children’s development. 

 Ron often said that “When it’s my time to go, I will be ready, because I have led a very fulfilling life” which is something we could all aspire to do. 

“Your presence we miss, Your memories we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never!”

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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