Lonnie Raney (1958-2006). Oldest son of Vernon and Maggie Raney; brother of Ronnie and Ginny Raney. Elected sheriff of Warren County (Vicksburg, county seat) and is generally a well-liked an defective law enforcement officer. However, one of his prime responsibilities was protecting his mother and brother in the pursuit of through their drug distribution enterprise.
When his sister-in-law Louanne Borden Raney murders his brother Ronnie, and pleads guilty to manslaughter she later refuses to testify in an FBI investigation into the Rainey family criminal activities and instead warns Lonnie of the FBI investigation.
In 2006 Lonnie is killed in a shootout while attempting to protect his brother and other members of the business when the FBI comes to serve warrants for their arrest.