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Obituary for Jane Fox Finnie

Mrs. Jane Fox Finnie peacefully entered into rest on June 3, 2017 surrounded by family, listening to music and family stories.

Jane grew up in Union City Tennessee, the first daughter of “Sam” and Doris Fox. Her love of reading began at an early age, often telling her daughters how she used a flashlight under the sheets to finish a good book in her younger days.

Jane met the love her life, Gordon Finnie, while attending Lambuth College in Jackson Tennessee. Their courtship lasted through his deployment to Italy during the Korean War. They were married on July 17, 1955. They had two daughters, Janine and Linda to complete their family. Jane and Gordon moved to Carrollton in 1966.

Jane taught in Carrollton for over 30 years at Sand Hill Elementary School, Temple Elementary School, and Oak Mountain Academy. Her passion for inspiring and encouraging children to succeed was unmatched.After her career as a teacher, she enjoyed traveling, took up bird watching, was a founding member of the Bas Blu Book Club, and enjoyed lasting friendships with her teacher "gang". Her favorite interest was taking care of her granddaughter Kelsey. Most recently, she was fascinated by her granddaughter’s love of Veterinary Medicine and she found great joy in hearing about all Kelsey was learning and doing.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Gordon E. Finnie; Parents, William Talmadge Fox and Doris Redditt Fox of Tennessee; Twin sister Jan Finnie and younger sister Bettye Lou Smith; and niece Suzanne Hopfer Smith all of Tennessee.

Jane is survived by her eldest daughter Janine Elizabeth Finnie of Carrollton, her youngest daughter Linda Finnie Henderson and husband David Henderson of Augusta Georgia, and her granddaughter Kelsey Regan Finnie and husband William Jason Dunn of Raleigh North Carolina. Jane is also survived by her nieces and their families whom she loved from afar; Judy Smith Lafont, Kathleen Smith, and Jacqueline Smith Betz. Additionally, she leaves behind Gordon’s nieces and nephews Pamela Stark Ritchie, Michael Terry, Bobby Stark, and Rusty Stark along with their families.

A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church on Tuesday June 6th at 2 pm with Rev. Karen Kagiyama and Rev. Chris Barbieri officiating. A visitation for family and friends will follow.

Jane was an avid reader and a dedicated lover of books. She always said that our best education was gained from reading, through which we could imagine, create, explore, and change the world. She did let not her loss of sight keep her from reading and maintained her passion through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton Georgia would be appreciated.

Her daughters and granddaughter would like to thank all the staff at Cottage Landing, Carrollton Manor, and Tanner Medical Center for the care and attention they provided Jane over the past few years.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.


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6

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2:00 PM
St. Andrew United Methodist Church

1106 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30117

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