Gordon Lloyde Finley

Published 11:21 am Thursday, January 21, 2021

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Mr. Gordon Lloyde Finley, 79, of US 158, died on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 9, 1942 in Faribault, Minn. to the late Ellvynn and Edith Woods Finley. Mr. Finley attended Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio for his undergrad and earned his master’s from St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Ind. He and his wife, Bess, ran Bethesda Exceptional Education Ministries in Winston-Salem for 25 years, a ministry focused on teaching children with learning disabilities and special needs. He was a member of Cornatzer Baptist Church in Mocksville, where he enjoyed leading the music and teaching Sunday School.

He was also preceded in death by: a son, Nathan Finley; and a brother, Dixon Finley.

Survivors: his wife of 55 years, Bess Murphy Finley; 2 children, Lorena Hungerford (Steven) and Sam Finley (Robyn); 3 grandchildren, Josiah and Zoe Hungerford and Jennifer Finley Bass; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Bass; siblings, Delvina Simonson (Wallace), Virginia Noble, Donna McConnell (Jim), Theodore Finley, Maxine Tarbet (Bill), Patricia Niles (Fred), John Finley (Chris), Wanda Bauer (Augie) and Brenda Gullickson (Tyler); and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at Cornatzer Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Paul Siceloff and Nat Thompson officiating. Friends may pay their respects on Friday, Jan. 22, at Eaton Funeral Home from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Memorials: Cornatzer Baptist, 1372 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.