Taulbert ‘T.J.’ Finch Sr.

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 9, 2005

Services for Taulbert James “T.J.” Finch Sr., of Summit, are 2p.m. today, May 9 at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel in McComb withburial in Hollywood Cemetery. Dr. David Millican, Dr. Mack Amis andBro. Ed Sudduth will officiate the services.

Visitation is today from noon until 2 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Finch, 76, died May 6, 2005, at his residence. He was bornin McComb on Dec. 19, 1928, to Thomas J. and Virginia MartinFinch.

He was a retired pharmacist for Fly’s Drug Store, which he ownedand operated since 1954. He was a graduate of McComb High Schooland the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy in 1950, where he pledged theSigma Nu Fraternity, Epsilon Xi Chapter. He was past-president ofThe Mississippi Pharmacy Association in which he was very active.He was a member of First Baptist Church in McComb.

Mr. Finch was an avid sportsman and member of the FernwoodCountry Club, where he enjoyed playing tennis and golf. He alsoloved to bowl and play bridge, which he enjoyed very much. He was avery good father and loved his grandsons.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, JohnWillis Finch, Dr. T. Vernon Finch and Edwin Martin Finch; a sister,Elizabeth Finch Spain; a niece, Beth Ann Spain Walsworth; and anephew, Johnny Scott.

Survivors are his wife of 52 years, Charlene Coghlan Finch, ofSummit; his two sons, Taulbert James “Jim” Finch Jr. and his wife,Barbara, of Dryden, Mich., and Charles Thomas Finch, of Summit; adaughter, Kim Rayborn and her husband, Wes, of Philadelphia, Miss.;three grandsons, David Harris, Justin Finch and Jeremy Guillory;three sisters, Virginia Finch Scott, of Whitesboro, Texas, MargaretSue Craft, of West Chester, Pa., and Dr. Flora Finch Cherry, of NewOrleans; and special friends, Willie Moak, Imogene B. Fly, AmertineMcComb and Paulette Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Harris, Jeremy Guillory, Justin Finch,Dan Morris, John Finch Spain, Willie Moak, Ennette Hayman Scott andPhilip Cherry.

Memorials may be made to the Horizon Hospice or the SanctuaryFund of First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Miss.