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Obituary: Charles Henry ‘Pardner’ Finley, 88, of Tollette


Charles Henry ‘Pardner’ Finley, 88, of Tollette died Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

He was born April 6, 1932, in El Dorado, the son of the late Cubie Finley, Sr., and Lydia B. Crow.

He served in the U.S. Air Force, in the 808th Air Police Squadron. After his honorable discharge he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Baptist College.

Among his employers were the ‘Nashville News,’ Lone Star Ammunition, Tyson and Weyerhaeuser.

He was a member of Bright Star Baptist Church where he was an usher and member of the Trustee Board.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Anges P. Finley and stepfather, Rufus D. Crow; sons Michael Charles Finley, Anthony Craig Finley, and Rev. Alvin Charles Crow. 

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Jo Finley; children Jacqueline Finley, Little Rock, Brenda Finley, St. Louis, Mo., Gwendolyn Goza and husband Lora, Atlanta, Ga., Rufus L. Finley, Mineral Springs, Loretta King, Nashville, Beverly Henry, Texarkana, Christopher Finley and wife, Leonette, Mineral Springs; brothers, Louis Finley and Leonard Finley, both of El Dorado; sisters JoAnn Montgomery and Carolyn Evans, both of El Dorado, Gwen Jones, Little Rock, also grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside services were Saturday Sept. 26, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Tollette Cemetery, Schaal, Ark., under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home.

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