Clara Hammett Finley, 77, of 15 Sparks Ave., widow of Calvin Emmett Finley, died Nov. 19, 2001, at Self Regional Healthcare.
She was born in Honea Path, a daughter of the late Willie Dexter [Hammett] and Cleo [patra] Rogers Hammett. She attended Honea Path High School and Piedmont Technical College. She retired from Mount Vernon Mills and later worked as a nursing assistant. She was a member of Ware Shoals United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis [Welborn] and Beth [Pitt] Finley of Wallace, N.C., and David [Eugene] and Connie [Cooper] Finley of Powdersville; two sisters, [Mary] Molly Hammett Evans of Pelzer, Caroleen Hammett Murdock of Honea Path; a half sister, Lucille Stone Bollinger, of Greenwood; eight grandchildren, Michael, Rodney, Melissa, Le An, Jon, Kris't, Drew and Andrea Finley; and two great-grandchildren, Victoria and Jennifer Finley.
She was predeceased by two sons, Charles Emmett [Finley]and Earle Michael Finley.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ware Shoals United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gayle Summey officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church. — Parker-White Funeral Home.
Published in The Greenville News: 11-20-2001
m. Aug. 9, 1942
Winford "Wink" Murphy Hammett, Wedgefield, SC (1926 - 1991)
Olin Rudolf Hammett (1927 - 1928)
Ellen Doris Hammett Murdock, Honea Path (1929 - 2000)
Eunice Caroleen Hammett Murdock, Honea Path (1930 - 2007)
Mary Ella Hammett (1932 - 1932)
Mary "Molly" Hammett Evans, Pelzer
Ethel Rhetta Stone Moore, Greenwood (1918 - 1982)
Lucille Stone Bollinger, Greenwood (1920 - 2012)
Dexter "Hoot" Houston Hammett,Honea Path (1911 - 1967)
Austin Hammett (1912 - 1918)
Wofford Detroit Hammett, Honea Path (1914 - 1977)
Jesse "Bull" Coleman Hammett, Honea Path (1920 - 2000)
Norman Edward Hammett, Honea Path (1922 - 1994)
HAMMETT-FINLEY Mrs. Cleo R. Hammett of Honea Path, South Carolina announces the marriage of her daughter Clara Elsie to Calvin Emmett Finley of Ware Shoals, South Carolina August the ninth, nineteen hundred and forty-two.
Calvin Emmett Finley
1923–1977 (m. 1942)
Winford Murphy Hammett
Olin Rudolf Hammett
Ellen Doris Hammett Murdock
Eunice Caroleen Hammett Murdock
Mary Ella Hammett
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