Oneal Clifford Finch
Oneal Clifford Finch passed away March 30, 2012 at the Jackson home of his daughter, Faye Wilson. A native and resident of the Manila community in Jackson, Mr. Finch was born April 7, 1930, the son of the late Clephus Finch and Elizabeth Finch. He was 81 years of age at the time of his death.
Mr. Finch was a member of Cedar Fork Baptist Church in Suggsville. Before his health failed, he served faithfully as chairman of deacons, superintendent of the Sunday School, and in a variety of other capacities.
“Dr. Pepper” as he was affectionately called, retired as a logger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Lee Finch; two brothers, Alvin House and George Finch; and one grandson, Rubin Williams.
Left to cherish his loving memory are his three sons, Willie (Barbara Jean) Finch of Columbus, Ga., James Oneal Finch of Jackson and Minister Fredrick Portis of Grove Hill; two daughters, Faye (Willie) Wilson of Jackson and Valerie Finch of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one sister, Axie Lee (Madison Jr.) White of Fort Worth, Texas; four sisters-in-law, Velma Finch, Lou Ida Hannon and Nettie Williams, all of Jackson, and Gracie (James) Soleyn of Mobile; two brothers-in-law, Grady Gordon of Lake Providence, La., and Raymond (Barbara) Gordon of Jackson; six grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Services will be Saturday, April 7, 12 noon, at Cedar Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Credell Bolden, pastor and eulogist. Viewing will be Friday, April 6, 12 noon until 6 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home in Jackson and one hour prior to service on Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
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