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Ralph Mains, age 81, of 237 Eller Road, Mountain City, Tennessee went to his heavenly home on Thursday, August 29, 2012 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was a member of the Mountain City Presbyterian Church. Ralph was a son of the late Will Mains and Stella Wagner Mains. He also was preceded by his first wife, Ruthie Phillips Mains; infant daughter, Kathy Mains; a daughter, Roseann Canter; four brothers, Jim, Bill, Ed, and Clayton Mains; two sisters, Edna Earl Davis, and Sue Wynn; granddaughter, Brenda Lowe Sloan; son-in-law, David Reece; and daughter-in-law, Barbara McFadden. He loved yard work and spending time with family. He worked in the mushroom industry in Pennsylvania, formerly worked for the Town of Mountain City, Greever and Walsh, and the First Utility District of Carter County.
Survivors include wife, Dorothy Flo Mains; sons, Bill McFadden and wife Kathy, Mountain City, TN, Billy Mains and wife Alice, Colora, Md, Buck McFadden and wife Bobbie, Va, Bobby Mains and wife Sylvia, West Grove, Pa, Kenny Mains and wife Sharon, Mountain City, TN; daughters, Wilma Carpenter and husband Ronnie, Hartwell, Ga., Peggy Reece, Mountain City, TN, Patricia Greer and husband Curtis, Oxford, Pa.; sister, Louise Eldreth, Kennett Square, Pa.; three granddaughters that he helped raise, Billie Jo McFadden and Alvaro Linares, Pam Mejia and husband Juan, Holly McFadden, Cesar Javiar Zaldivar; one son-in-law, Bob Canter, Trade, TN; 35 grandkids, 63 great grandkids, four great-great grandkids and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Ralph Mains will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2012 from the Mountain City Presbyterian Church with Dr. Tom Peake and Rev. Jim Swoager officiating. Graveside service and interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park.  The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2012 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of the Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.   
Friends and family can call at the home, 237 Eller Road, Mountain City, TN., or Kenny Mains residence at 310 Dotson Lane Apt 5, Mountain City, TN.
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 For additional information you may call the recorded obituary line at 727-6842.
 As requested by the family of Ralph Mains, his services are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home, Mountain City, Tennessee.