Hessie Willis Finley

                    June 10, 1916  -  December 10, 2010


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Hessie Willis Finley, age 94.
Passed away on Dec. 10, 2010 at Seneca Health and Rehab. Under the care of the Cottingham Hospice House.
Born on June 10, 1916 to the late Edward and Ada Poe Willis in Snow Creek Township, Mitchell County, NC. Mrs. Finley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.
Member of the Seneca Presbyterian Church for over 65 years. Faithfully served as a Sunday School Teacher, Circle Leader, and President of the Woman of the Church. She also served the community as a Girl Scout Leader.
Predeceased by her husband of 64 years Carl M. Finley, one son, James Nelson, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.
Survived by sons and daughters in law Jerry D and Margaret Finley of Pendergrass, GA., Jesse M and Marina Finley of Anderson, SC. Daughters and sons in law Josephine Wood of Seneca, Lou and Dwight Pearson of Chester, SC, and Betty and Ray Hall of Hartwell, Ga.
Survived by 15 grandchildren and 33 Great grandchildren and 2 Great-great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Monday Dec. 13, 2010 at Seneca Presbyterian Church with the Dr. Nancy Morris officiating. The family will receive friends One hour prior to service at the church. With burial in Oconee Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Seneca Presbyterian Church 115 W. South First St. Seneca, SC 29678 or Hospice of the Foothills foundation 298 Memorial Dr. Seneca, SC 29672



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Born: June 10, 1916

Place of Birth: Spruce Pine, NC

Death: December 10, 2010

Place of Death: Seneca, SC

Occupation: Homemaker

Hobbies: Sunday School Teacher, Circle Leader, President of the Women of the Church, Girl Scout Leader


Jerry D & Margaret Finley, Son & daughter in law

Jesse M & Marina Finley, Son & daughter in law

Josephine Wood, Daughter

Lou & Dwight Pearson, Daughter & son-in-law

Betty & Ray Hall, Daughter & son-in-law

15, Grandchildren

33, Great-grandchildren

2, Great-great-grandchildren


John Edward Willis, Father

Ada Viola Pope Willis, Mother

Carl M. Finley, Spouse

James Nelson, Son

2, Sister

5, Brother


Memorial donations may be made to:
Seneca Presbyterian Church 115 W. South First St. Seneca, SC 29678
OMC Hospice of the Foothills 298 Memorial Dr. Seneca, SC 29672

This memorial provided by:
Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home, Inc.