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ROSSVILLE, WALKER COUNTY (WRCB/CTFP) - Rossville Councilman Nathan Bain passed away Wednesday evening after battling cancer.

Mr. Bain, who was in the middle of his third term, died just before 8 p.m. surrounded by family members, according to Rossville Mayor Johnny Baker.

Bain was a retired Sergeant Major of the Tennessee Army National Guard.  Bain joined the National Guard in 1955 and served in Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm and during several NATO exercises in Europe.

Councilman Bain was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd F. and Maudie L. Bain; brother, Donovan L. Bain; and sister, Mary Jean Wilson.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Maxine Bain; three sons, David Lamar (Terri) Bain Trenton, GA, Donald Ray (Elizabeth) Bain, Slygo, GA; and Eric Nathan Bain of Chattanooga; two grandchildren, Daniel Nathan Bain and Sydney Suzanne Bain; and several nieces and nephews.

Bain had also served on the Walker County Planning Commission, worked on a book of Rossville History and Chickamauga Campaign Trail Markers for Historic Rossville, McFarland House and Spring, and Rossville Gap.

He was a member of the Delray Baptist Church.  He was 73 years old.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 26, 2010 at 1p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Reverend Ronnie Childress, Mayor Johnny Baker, and SGM Dink Fowlkes officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Full Military Honors provided by the Tennessee Army National Guard.  Honorary Pallbearers are CSM Kenneth Combs, CSM John McDaniel, SGM Dink Fowlkes, MSG Bill Reynolds, CSM Louis Brannon, SGM Jack Reavely, Chief Sid Adams, Mark Harris, Rossville City Councilman, and Rossville City Employees.

The family will receive friends Saturday and Sunday from 4-8p.m. and Monday from 11a.m. until the funeral hour at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville.


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