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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Need Obit - Vera
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 20:32:39 -0500
I just sent this to Ellen.
Note the obit shows Jarrett.
Cemetery book shows he was called Harp.
Feb 26, 1948 - John W. Finley
John W. Finley was born April 4th, 1857 and departed this life
February 16, 1948 at the age of ninety years, ten months and 12 days.
He was united in marriage to Miss Nannie Jarrett, who preceded him in
death, 1899 and to this union were born three children, Edna, who preceded
him in death, 1910, Shelby J. of Sidney and Mrs Ada Carpenter of Calico
He is also survived by two brothers, Henry of Gracemont, Okla., and
Pleas of Sidney, besides nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
At an early age he professed faith in Christ united with the Baptist
Church at Concord and lived a devoted and consistent Christian life until
the time of his death.
He was born, reared and lived in the Finley Creek community, where he
spent a long and useful life, much of which was devoted to teaching in rural
schools of Izard County.
He was an honored member of the Masonic Lodge at Antioch for sixty
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gus Pool in the Finley Creek
Baptist Church and concluded by the Masonic Fraternity at the grave, with
Clarence Johnson in charge.
> Pleasant Peter Finley m. Nancy Caroline McMurtrey b 20 May 1866 d. 9 Apr
> 1962, Finley Creek cemetery marker. All records from the Finley side of
> family give the wife of John Francis "Hamp" Finley as Nancy D. Garrett,
> Cemetery markers in Finley Creek Cemetery in Izard Co. Nancy D. Finley b.
> 20 Aug 1866 d. 18 Feb 1900. Hamp and Nancy were m. abt 1885. I have
> found Garratt indexed in Izard county in 1880 etc. However, Ellen's
> family eumerates Nancy D Jarrett age 12 b. GA and sister Sarah Jarrett age
> 16 b. GA. enumerated in the h/h of Edley Williams, named as nieces.
> and I have a dilemna in determining is it Garratt or Jarrett.
> John Francis "Hamp" Finley died 16 Feb 1948 in Floral, AR in the home of
> dau. Adah Finley Carpenter spouse of Asa Cleo Carpenter. According to my
> reports there was a Obit in Independence County but I don't have it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ellen Reesh" <>
> To: "Izard List" <>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 6:15 PM
> Subject: [ARIZARD] Need Obit - Vera
>> Hi Vera,
>> Can you see if you can find an obit for a Nancy D. Finley (died 09 April
>> 1962) or an obit for a Nannie D. Finley who died 18 Feb 1900. Both are
>> buried in the Finley Creek Cemetery. Both were born in 1866, one I
>> to be the wife of John Francis "Hamp" Finley, the other was wife to Pleas
>> If you happen to run across "Hamp" Finley's obit would love to have it
>> Willis Finley and I are trying to figure out if Nancy D. Garrett, said to
>> his wife is actually a Jarrett. If she is really a Jarrett then she is
>> connected to my Jarrett-Williams family. And would be my 6th connection
>> the Finley Families to my Pendleton, Haley, Williams families.
>> Thanks, Ellen
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