Mrs. Julia Elrod Fincher

The Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia
March 22, 1928
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Mrs. Julia E. Fincher Buried Sunday, Mar. 11

Adairsville, Ga., March 21─(Special).  Copies of the LaGrange Graphic, just received here, have this account of the death of Mrs. H.C. Fincher, a native of this town and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Elrod, of Adairsville:

Mrs. Julia Elrod Fincher, wife of Mayor H.C. Fincher, and one of LaGrange's most prominent and beloved women, died at her home, 300 Church Street, Saturday evening, March 10th, at seven o'clock, after an illness of only six days with pneumonia.

Previous to her fatal illness, Mrs. Fincher had been constantly engaged in ministering to her little son, Herman Fincher, Jr., who had been critically ill with influenza, also Mrs. Harriett H. Fincher, mother of Mr. H.C. Fincher, who had been stricken with pneumonia shortly after her arrival here on a visit and whose death occured thirty-six hours prior to her death.  The unceasing vigil and constant anxiety over the welfare of her loved ones had so underminded her strength that when she was stricken, grave apprehension was felt for her recovery.  All that skilled and loving hands could do to eleviate her suffering and enable her to withstand the ravages of disease were of little avail; the vigorous strength which had enabled her to go forth as a ministering angel in the sick room and on other missions of service began to wane; the roses faded from her cheeks; the bright spark of life which had cast its rays of sunshine into the hearts and lives of others began to grow dim and as the shades of evening closed the light flickered─and went out forever.  The gentle spirit of Mrs. Fincher winged its flight to God who gave it.

The announcement of her death brought a pail of gloom and sorrow over the entire community as she was universally loved and admired for her many womanly graces by people in every walk of life.

Mrs. Fincher was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Elrod, prominent and influential citizens of Bartow county, and was born at Adairsville, May 14, 1884.  She was married to Mr. Herman C. Fincher, May 28, 1905, and for a number of years they made their home in Atlanta.

Mr. and Mrs. Fincher moved to LaGrange in 1910. Since coming to LaGrange to make her home Mrs. Fincher had become an outstanding figure in the social, civic and religious life of the community, taking a leading and active part in every phase of community activity which had as its aim the development and betterment of social, religious and educational advantages.  In her life she was actuated by the highest ideals and with a cultured and refined temperament she solved life's problems with grace and ease.  She was a devoted member of the Presbyterian church and took an active and leading part in all phases of church work.  In her home she was a devoted and loving companion to him who with the little six-year-old son is left disconsolate and bereaved, and who in this hour of their Gethsemane have the sympathy of the entire community.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Presbyterian Church and a large concourse of people gathered to pay a final tribute to this noble life so early ended.  The casket and altar were banked with many floral offerings.  The funeral exercises were conducted by Rev. A.E. Dallas, pastor of the church, who, in tender and sympathetic words spoke of the great bereavement which had befallen the community in the death of Mrs. Fincher.  Special music was rendered by a quartette composed of Mrs. C.M. Yates, Mrs. J.L. Bradfield and Messrs. Wyck Rusk and G.H. Sargent, and Mrs. Yates rendered a solo "When They Ring Those GoldenBells," which was a favorite son of Mrs. Fincher.  Following the exercises at the church, the remains were carried to Hillview cemetery and after a prayer offered by Rev. W.P. Binns, pastor of the First Baptist Church, were laid to rest.

The pallbearers were: Messrs. J.E. Dunson, L.H. Traylor, J.E. Traylor, V.R. O'Neal, G.H. Sargent, F.F. Rowe, T.H. Nimmons and J.J. Milam.  Funeral arrangements were in charge of Hammett & Groover.

Mrs. Fincher is survived by her husband, Mr. H.C. Fincher; one son, Herman Fincher, Jr., of LaGrange; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Elrod, of Adairsville; two brothers, Dr. J.O. Elrod, of Forsyth, and Mr. Dayton Elrod, of Atlanta.

Mrs. Fincher was born and raised in Adairsville and has many friends who mourn her loss.  She was always so thoughtful of everyone, a kind and loving daughter.


The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
March 15, 1928

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Mrs. H.C. Fincher, Died Last Saturday

La Grange, Ga., Mar. 10—Mrs. H.C. Fincher, wife of the Mayor of La Grange died here Saturday night after an illness of one week.

She is survived by her husband, and sons, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Elrod, of Adairsville, and two brothers, Drs. J.O. Elrod, of Forsyth and D.G. Elrod, of Atlanta. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church here



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