BERNIE - Noah O. Gaines, 89, died March 29, 2002, at his home.
Born June 2, 1912, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late James Francis and Lucinda Book Gaines, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie. He was a school bus driver for the Bernie Public Schools for 30 years and caretaker of the Bernie Cemetery for 18 years.
On Nov. 11, 1933, he married Virgie Whitehead, who preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1976.
He later married Carma Underhill on Jan. 6, 1979, and she preceded him in death on May 1, 1993.
Survivors include: two sons, Colin G. Gaines of St. Louis and John E. Gaines of Dexter; one daughter, June Dennis of Springfield; and 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, George N. Gaines and three sisters, Zana Marie Craft, Charity B. Arnold and Susie Henderson.
Services were conducted at 10 a.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating.
Burial followed in the Bernie Cemetery.