Betty J. Finley

Date of Passing:

May 3, 2019

Finley, Betty J., 92, of Atria Bay Spring, Bay Spring Avenue died peacefully on May 3, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Merle P. Finley Sr.

Born in Tifton, GA, a daughter of the late Roy P. and Jessie A. (Rumph) Oliver, she lived in Barrington for 5 years previously residing in Lakeland, FL.

Mrs. Finley was a executive secretary and treasurer for the Northeast Bank in Guilford, ME before retiring in 1984.

Betty was the past President of the Zephyrus Club, the Women’s Golf League at the Piscataquis Golf Club in Guilford, ME and the Ladies Golf Club at Schalamar Golf Course in Lake Land, FL. She was a Superintendent of the Sunday school at Guilford Congregational Church. She was a member of the executive committee of Mayo Regional Hospital. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Buena Vista Sunday School.

She is survived by a daughter, Marcia-Lou Graves and her husband David Barrington; a brother, Clifford Oliver of Camilla, GA; a sister, Foye Clegg, four grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alexander Graves of Barrington, Meaghan Krie of Wells, ME and Jennifer Elswick of New Mexico; two great grandchildren, Ava Krie and Kyler Elswick and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Finley. She was the mother of the late M. Phillip Finley Jr and sister of the late Sara Cook, Margaret Reynolds, James Oliver, Juanita Tarre and twin sister Lou Jean White.

A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 2:30 p.m. Calling hours and flowers are respectfully omitted.

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  1. A wonderful woman inside and out. She was full of kindness, compassion and intelligence. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Thank you, Betty.

  2. Betty is fondly remembered as one of the founding women of our Ladies’ League at Schalamar. When I ride my bike around the community, I still remember their home as the Finley’s. My deepest sympathy to everyone in the family.

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