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Zelma Lois Smith Finch
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1926
Death: Jul. 10, 2007

Zelma,was the wife of Governor Charles Clifton (Cliff)Finch.
She served as First Lady of Mississippi, from 1976 to 1980.

Obit.
Mrs. Zelma Lois Smith Finch, 81, a retired school teacher, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services are today at 11:00 A. M., at Dickens Chapel following interment in Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville. Rev. Edd Woodall will officiate the services.
Mrs. Zelma Finch was born November 15, 1926 in Barth, Miss., to Jonathan Reddoch Smith and Jessie Mae Coty Smith. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Instrumental starting International Ballet Competition.
Mrs. Finch is survived by her sons, Charles and Nicholas Finch; daughters, Anne Walker and Janet Sedano; sister, Pat Logue; brother, Charles Smith; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Finch was preceded in death by her parents, Jonathan Reddoch Smith and Jessie Mae Coty, husband, Governor Cliff Finch, sister, Karen Byrd and a brother, Jonh Smith.
Published in the Clarion Ledger on 7/12/2007. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Charles Clinton Finch (1927 - 1986)
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Batesville
Panola County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Gwen Langley Pittman
Originally Created by: Patricia Langley Harvey
Record added: Jul 11, 2007
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