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Robert Thomas "Bobby" Gaines, 48, of Bluford died 12:31 a.m. 
Sept. 8, 2004, in Webber Township as a result of a motorcycle accident. 

Mr. Gaines was born Feb. 21, 1956, in Paducah, Ky., a son of 
Alben Barkley Gaines and Billie J. Redfern. 

Mr. Gaines is survived by his mother, Billie J. Gregory and husband 
Charles W. of Paducah, Ky..; a son, Brannon Lee Gaines of Marion, Ky.; 
a daughter, Alice Jane Gaines of Mt. Vernon; and Vicky Gaines, the 
mother of his daughter, Alice. 
He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Lela Mae Redfern of Paducah, Ky.;
a sister, Cheri Crawford; and a brother, Alben Barkley "Tutor" Gaines Jr. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Alben Barkley Gaines; a daughter, Stephanie 
Gaines; a brother, Vince Gaines; his maternal grandfather, Robert H. Redfern; and his 
paternal grandparents, Guy and Lula Gaines. 

Mr. Gaines attended church at First Baptist Church in Bluford and he was a member 
of the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmanís Club in Mt. Vernon. He was also an avid 
dart and pool player and was involved in leagues in both of those sports. He was 
employed by Purcell Tire in Mt. Vernon, where he worked as a mechanic. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Newell Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon. The Rev. John Blaylock will officiate. Friends may call from 11 a.m.
until the time of the service on Saturday. Interment will follow services at 
Black Oak Ridge Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. 

Memorials may be made to the Robert Gains Memorial Fund and will be used
for his daughterís education. Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon is in charge of 
arrangements. You may call 246-0100 for further information. 

9-12-2005
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by; Kiowana Hayes Ferguson

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