Mary Lucille Vineyard Finchum

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 02:49 PM

Mary Lucille Vineyard Finchum, 95, of Strawberry Plains, went into the arms of the Lord on April 21, 2014. Mary was the ultimate example of what a beautiful, gracious, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother should be. She was a devoted member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church, where she was loved by all and will be sadly missed.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Finchum; infant daughter; parents, Filmore and Onie Mae Vineyard; infant sister, Little Lou; sisters, Lenora Davis, Bonnie Vineyard, Pauline McGhee; brothers, Reuben Vineyard and Mark Vineyard.

Left to cherish her amazing capacity of love for all, are her daughters and sons-in-law, Billie Sue Finchum of Strawberry Plains, Lena Grace and Leonard Scarbrough of Knoxville, and Margaret Faye and Jim Magee of Myrtle Beach, SC.; sons and daughters-in-law; Roy and Linda Finchum of Strawberry Plains, James Allen and Rebecca Finchum of Rutledge, and Phillip and Elizabeth Ann Finchum of Strawberry Plains. Mary loved all her children, but she overflowed with love and joy for her 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary is also survived by her loving sisters, Claudine Clevenger and Elaine Gentry; brother, Ernest Vineyard; sister-in-law, Virginia Vineyard: and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral service 11:00 am Thursday at Beaver Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Bowery and Dr. Charles Hobbs officiating. Internment to immediately follow in Beaver Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Fielden Funeral Home in New Market.