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 Ervin Sumpter Finley

Ervin Sumpter Finley

Birth
Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 3 Jun 2013 (aged 89–90)
Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Plot "Mausoleum"
Memorial ID 111813001 · View Source
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FLORENCE, S.C. - Ervin Sumpter Finley, 90, of Florence, S.C., died Monday, June 3, 2013 at McLeod Hospice House after an illness.

He was born in Greenville, S.C., a son of the late Sumpter and Daisy Watson Finley. He served his country in the United States Navy during WW II. He studied music at the New Orleans Baptist Seminary and in his earlier years served as interim Minister of Music for Northside Baptist Church in Orangeburg, S.C. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Orangeburg, S.C. where he served as a deacon and a choir member. For a short period of time he led music in many revivals in churches in the Orangeburg area.

Ervin was owner/operator of Finley Office Equipment in Orangeburg for 58 years. He retired and for many years enjoyed his special sport, golf. He loved music, sports and friends. Six years ago he moved to Florence and joined First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Hodge Finley of Florence, S.C.; one daughter, Vikki Gerard (Michael) of Springfield, Ga.; one son, Wesley Finley of Florence, S.C.; step-daughter, Linda Combess (Jim) of Florence, S.C.; one brother, Robert Finley (Helen) of Sumter, S.C.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Flossy.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Cain Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Florence or Gideons International.

The family also wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Home of Florence for their extraordinary care and compassion.

Cain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Barbara Lehman
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813001
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ervin Sumpter Finley (1923–3 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813001, citing Florence Memorial Gardens, Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Lehman (contributor 47154879) .