Charles Finney


Sr.ATHENS Charles Clarence Finney Sr., 95, passed away on December 17, 2012, at Lifecare Center of Athens, Tenn. He was born and raised in Rhea County, Tenn.He was preceded in death by his parents, George David and Mary Ellen Kelley Finney; his first wife, Ama Rinehart Finney and second wife, Mildred Legg Finney; sisters, Ethel Priest, Dixie Perkins, Hattie Kate Finney (infant); and brothers, John Edward and Hubert Randolph Finney.He attended First Baptist Church of Decatur and Calvary Red Bank Baptist Chirch. He was a member and past master of Meigs Masonic lodge #213 F&AM. He was retired from Volunteer Energy Cooperative after 42 years service where he worked as a lineman and foreman. He will also be remembered for his love of music. He loved playing the banjoand later his harmonica. He sang with the Decatur Quartet for many, many years.He is survived by sister, Luthera Elder; son, Charles C. Finney Jr., and wife, Shelby, of Cleveland; daughter, Brenda L. McHone and husband, Graling; grandsons and their families, Todd and Casey; and great-grandsons, Johnathan Trig, Andy and Misty; great-granddaughter, Taylor Renee, all of Decatur.Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 19, in the Bowers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Max Redman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be in Decatur Cemetery at 11 a.m. Thursday.Go to and sign the guest book and offer yourcondolences. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home and Cremation Services Decatur Chapel of Decatur, Tenn. 423-334-3661.

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