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Gouverneur Free Press - Wednesday, February 8, 1927


Macomb, Feb 7, 1927

Services are Held for Xury Finley

Aged Resident of Macomb Leaves Two Sons and One Daughter

Many friends, neighbors and relatives gathered at the home of Xury Finley Sunday, Feb 5, to pay their last respects to Xury Finley, a highly respected resident of this place who passed away Friday morning, Feb 3, at 3:00 a.m.  He was born in Macomb March 15, 1863 and died at the age of 64.  He was the son of the late George and Mary Hyde Finley.  He was married to Miss Emma Washburn July 4, 1886.  To this union three children were born.  Mr. Finley had spent the most of his life in Macomb excepting a few years.  He was a man who had many friends.  He made friends wherever he went.  He was a good husband, a kind loving father and a kind neighbor.  He was always ready to help any one, always ready to lend or do for any one when called upon.  Mr. Finley had been in feeble health for almost a year when he had his first poor spell, from hardening of the arteries on the brain.  All that could be done was done for him but there was no help for him so he passed away in peace.  He had been tenderly cared for by his wife and children.  He had been a great care for almost a year.  Mrs. Fannie Mitchell helped care for him in his last hours.  She did all that loving hands could do for him.  His speech was affected and he couldn’t talk much, but he made them understand everything up to the day before he died.  Mr. Finley will be known as the popcorn man as he had a cottage at Pleasant Lake where he spent his summers except last year when he was unable to go and he spent his winters at his farm home where his son Floyd lived.  When he was at his cottage at Pleasant Lake he popped corn and sold it and kept a boat livery.  He made many friends.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows at Pope Mills, also a member of the Modern Woodman.  He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, three children, two sons, Floyd and Carl, and one daughter, Mary Lucy Horton; two brothers, Lester of Antwerp, Shirl of Hermon; two sisters, Mrs. Min Bennett of Somerville, and Mrs. Myrtle Bellinger of Antwerp; two half-brothers, Perl and Eugene; two half sisters, Mrs. Mable Murry of Hammond and Millie of Syracuse; eight grandchildren, Millard, Milton, Ala Faye, and Harriet Horton, Marion, Emma, Alye and Owen Finley, besides a host of friends and neighbors.  He was laid to rest amid a most beautiful bank of flowers showing the high esteem in which he was held.  His funeral was held at his farm home Sunday at 1:30.  Rev. Stevens officiated, also the Odd Fellows assisted with their services.  The Brasie Corners choir rendered two hymns.  The bearers were: Vern Harland, John Mills, Clinton Harvey and Edwin Evans.  Interment was in Pleasant Lake cemetery in a lot he bought himself about a year and a half ago.  H has gone to meet his sister, Mrs. J. T. Raven who passed away just two years ago the 9th of March.


Macomb, Feb 7, 1927


Pope Mills, Feb 7, 1927