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Wanda June Whitehead Gaines

July 31, 1953 – August 3, 2020

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Wanda June Whitehead Smithey Gaines, 67, went to be with her LORD and Savior on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Baptist East in Memphis, TN. She was born July 31, 1953 in New Albany to Willis and Edith Dorrough Whitehead. She was a homemaker and a member of Ingomar Baptist Church. She enjoyed taking cruises and loved spending time with the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2:00p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020 at Martintown Cemetery with Bro. Andy Russell and Dr. Terry Cutrer officiating. United Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Rickey Gaines; her daughter, Kelly Anderson; her son, Michael Smithey; two step-daughters, Leslie Worthy and Lori McElhenny (Carl); one step-son, Lonnie McMillan (Becky); two sisters, Sara Weeden and Karen Smith (Rex); one granddaughter, Riley Anderson; eight step-grandchildren: Macy McMillan, Lisa Worthy, Lauryn McGloflin (David), Chelsea Rutledge (Grant), Jack Worthy, Chyenne McElhenny, Madison McElhenny and Kastan McElhenny; and eleven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Judy Kirk; and a brother-in-law, Gerald Weeden.
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Graveside service

AUG 7.
2:00 PM

Martin Baptist Church

New Albany, MS, 38652

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