Georgia Elnora Rines
Georgia Elnora Rines, 90, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on Aug. 24 at a local health care facility. Georgia was born in Belmont to Charles and Nellie Place on Nov. 5, 1922.
Georgia was a wonderful, dedicated mother who loved family above all else. She was a Girl Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, accomplished seamstress and also an adventurous person who loved the outdoors and new challenges. She was an avid deer hunter in her younger years, even earning membership to the Big Buck Club. She won trophies for racing stock cars at Unity Speedway. She and her husband, Vinal, spent many happy winter days snowmobiling their favorite trails at Unity Plantation. In her later years, she added a canoeing trip with friends down the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.
Georgia was a stay-at-home mom until her children were grown and then worked at Unity College retiring after twenty years of service. Georgia was loved deeply by all her family and will be sadly missed.
Georgia was predeceased by her husband Vinal, brothers Vernon and Avon Place and grandson Christopher Ingraham. She is survived by her sister Beatrice Thompson, brothers Royce Place and Malcolm Place and wife Priscilla of Morrill, daughters Jackie Ingraham and husband Michael of Knox, Linda Berry and husband David of Winterport, grandchildren Wendy Lambeth and husband Rob, Angie Ingraham, Shannon Flewelling and husband Ron, Torrey Weaver and Brooke Powers and husband Matt; great grandchildren Summer Flewelling, Lydia, Logan and Landon Powers, Elliot Ingraham and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Pond Cemetery in Unity. Those who wish may make donations in Georgia’s memory to the Chris Ingraham Scholarship Fund, 425 Belfast Road, Knox, ME 04986.