Mrs. Lenolia Whitt Rowland Rainsford – Edgefield, SC

Mrs. Lenolia Whitt Rowland Rainsford, 91, wife of the late John Rainsford, Jr., entered into rest on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Edgefield County Hospital.

Her graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Edgefield, SC with Rev. Andy Hunter officiating. Mrs. Rainsford was a member of First Baptist Church of Edgefield.

Survivors include six sons Johnny L. Rowland (Miriam) of North Augusta, J. Brannon Rowland (Sarah), Jody P. Rowland (Lisa), John Rainsford, III (Sara), Ben Rainsford, Dr. George L. Rainsford (Jayne) all of Edgefield; a daughter Margaret Rowland Childress (Dean) of Edgefield; a brother, Joe W. Whitt of Belvedere; a sister, Tiny W. King of Fountain Inn, SC; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Edgefield County Hospital for their care and compassion over the years. Memorials may be made to Edgefield County Hospital 300 Ridge Medical Plaza Rd. Edgefield, SC 29824. Please visit the online register at

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