Obituary for Alonzo "A.B." Benjamin Gaines
Alonzo Benjamin “A.B.” Gaines, 77, died January 14, 2018.
Mr. Gaines was born and raised in Winterville, GA, and eventually moved to the Sandy Cross community just outside of Lexington, GA. He was the son of the late E.S. and Margaret Holcomb Gaines. He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he served as a Medic in Germany during the Vietnam War. While he retired after 37 years with CSX Transportation, A.B.’s lifelong passion was the family farm. He was a member of Cloud’s Creek Baptist Church, the Georgia Farm Bureau, the National Cattlemen’s Association, and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Family and friends also knew him as “Benny” and “Lonzo.”
Funeral services will be Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, EAST. Interment will follow at Winterville Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-seven years, Becky Wages Gaines; two sons, Jerome “Jay” Gaines of Birmingham, AL and Andrew Benjamin Gaines of Winterville; sister, Nancy Gaines Hamby of Winterville; one granddaughter, Keaton Elizabeth Gaines of Sandy Cross, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by brothers Frank Gaines and John Gaines, and sister Ann Gaines Fowler, all of Winterville, GA.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Georgia Cattleman’s Foundation, P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, is in charge of arrangements.