KNOX – Georgia Elnora Rines, 90, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side on Aug. 24, 2013, at a local health care facility. Georgia was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Belmont, to Charles and Nellie Place.
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 20 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, and Linda Berry and husband, David, of Winterport; grandchildren, Wendy Lambeth, Angie Ingraham, Shannon Flewelling, Torrey Weaver and Brooke Powers; great-grandchildren, Summer Flewelling, Lydia, Logan and Landon Powers, and Elliot Ingraham; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Pond Cemetery, Unity. Those who wish may make donations in Georgia’s memory to the Chris Ingraham Scholarship Fund, 425 Belfast Road, Knox, ME 04986.