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Updated: 05/31/2013 01:52:02PM

Mary Teresa Raines

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Mary Teresa Raines, 47, of Avon Park passed away Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Florida Hospital in Sebring.

She was born April 24, 1966, in Avon Park and has been a lifelong resident of the Frostproof area. She was a restaurant manager and attended the Grace Bible Church in Sebring.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and shopping at Wal­mart and Walgreen’s.

Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Elbert Raines.

Survivors include her daughters, Brittani and husband, Jarrett Wiedemann of Sebring, BreAnna Scruggs of Frostproof and BreOnca Scruggs of Avon Park; mother, Mary Raines and husband, Harold Livingston of Frostproof; brother, James and wife, Kristi Raines of Frostproof; stepsisters, Glenda Owens and Tammy Tucker of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Abby, Jalynne, Logan, Payten and Brayden; nieces and nephews, Allyssia Raines, Danielle Owens, Morgan Tucker, Jacob Raines and Clay Tucker; and former husband, Dennis Scruggs.

Visitation was 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Frostproof with Rev. Andrew Katsanis officiating.

For those who wish, donations may be sent to the St. Jude’s Hospital or any charity to help children.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Marion Nelson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.