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John Leonard (Sambo) Gaines

June 11, 1975 ~ June 27, 2020 (age 45)


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John Leonard (Sambo) Gaines, age 45, of Elberton, Georgia entered his eternal rest on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

 Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday, July 6th, 2020 at New Doves Creek Baptist Church located at 1000 New Doves Creek Church Road, Elberton, Georgia.  Please be advised that social distancing will be observed at the request of the church.

Interment will be in the Lincoln Heights Cemetery, Elberton, Georgia.

Survivors include his spouse, Tasha Thompson Gaines; children, Quanisha Gaines, Quintavius Gaines, Jamiya Gaines, John Gaines, Jr.;  mother, Ada Mae Isom Gaines;  brother, Wesley Gaines; sisters, Sandra Almond, Jennifer Gaines, Teresa Brawner, 7 grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. 

 Mack’s Funeral Home & Cremation Service-Elberton Chapel  (706) 376- 7566 or (706) 283-4566


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 Service Program


Funeral Service
July 6, 2020

2:00 PM
New Dove Creek Baptist Church
1000 Doves Creek Church Drive
Elberton, GA 30635

Interment following funeral service
July 6, 2020

Lincoln Height's Cemetery
Lincoln Ave.
Elberton, GA 30635

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