James Harold Finch, a lifelong resident of Union Point, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. He was 98. Born in Union Point, Georgia on March 9, 1921, he was one of eight children born to the late Marshal Alexander Finch and Anna Moore Finch six of whom predeceased him. Harold graduated from Union Point High School in 1938. He married the former Mary Elizabeth Griffeth on November 5, 1944. Mr. Finch was a World War II veteran who served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Union Point to resume his employment with Chipman Union Manufacturing. He retired in 1993 as Superintendent of the Finishing Department following a 53 year career. He was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point where he participated in all church activities and served as a deacon, teacher and Director of the Adult Sunday School Department.
Mr. Finch is survived by his wife of seventy-five years, Mary E. (Griffeth) Finch of Union Point, GA, formerly of Colbert, Georgia. Also surviving are children, James Darrell Finch (M.G.) of Dawsonville, GA and June Elaine (Finch) Windate (George) of Athens, GA; and a brother, Aubrey Finch of Lexington, GA. Surviving grandchildren are Tara DeLaigle (Steve), James Mitchell Finch and John Marshall (Jack) Finch; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Marshal Finch, Gordon Finch, Imogene Winn, Earl Finch, Roy Finch, and Virginia Pruitt.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services immediately following at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Union Point First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669 with Rev. Alec Ward and Rev. Bruce Lovin officiating. Graveside services will follow with military honors in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Mitchell Finch, Jack Finch, Steve DeLaigle, Lanier Rhodes, Jim Scott and Tommy Swann. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, c/o Gail Lindsey, 1700 Highway 77 N, Union Point, GA 30669. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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