Linda Lou Reining

Linda Lou Reining , age 74, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 in Helena, AL. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Jim Reining; daughters, Kimberly Gray (Robert) of Warner Robins, GA, and Jaye Stevick (Erick) of Bessemer, AL; grandsons,  Tyler Smith (Kasey) of Byron, GA, Hunter Smith of Dalton, GA and Matthew Gray of Warner Robins, GA; sister-in-law, Bobbie Futch; and nephew, John David Futch III (Tori) of Columbia, SC. Linda is preceded by her parents John David Sr. and Dolly Mae Futch and her brother, John David Futch Jr..  She loved cooking, quilting and camping. Linda participated in local quilt guilds and Project Linus. She was also a lifetime animal lover. She will be laid to rest in the Alabama National Cemetery at a later date.


  1. Ray Antonio on September 23, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Linda was a wonderful lady and always had a smile on her face every time I saw her. Sincerest condolences to Jim and the rest of the family.

  2. Claire and Al Hallman on September 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    We will so miss our quilting friend Linda and will always remember our Wednesday night dinners together.

  3. Kathi Seymour on September 28, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I remember Linda making a monster quilt for young school children. She had a pocket for its mouth. She explained to me that children were to write their worries on a bit of paper and put in the monsters mouth. He would gobble the worries away. She said she made many many of these quilts. She was a very creative and giving woman. Condolences to her family.