Mark was born in Jasper on Feb. 5, 1959. He was a 1977 graduate of Curry High School.
He was preceded death by his grandparents, Henry Gaines, Gwendolyn Gaines, Buster Patton and Geneva Edgil; father, Howard Gaines; and brother, James Curtis Gaines.
Mark is survived by his daughter, Kayla Ary, son-in-law, Bart Ary, and three grandchildren, Braden, Ava and Collier Ary, of Steens, Miss.; daughter, Molly Gaines and special friend, Adam Jones, of Tuscaloosa; mother, Ramona Patton of Gulf Shores; two sisters, Patti Ewing of Oswego, Kansas and Terri Buckel and brother-in-law, Dave Buckel, of Alapharetta, Ga.; three nieces, two nephews and three great-nephews; and other extended family and many friends who also loved him. He will be greatly missed by all.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mark’s memory to the Scleroderma Foundation.