Jessie Wilson

Return to Class of 1921

Jessie Wilson06/18/1986
Services for Jessie Lorene (Wilson) Finarty, 83, of Knoxville, who died June 18, 1986 at Knoxville Area Community Hospital, were held June 20 at Williams Funeral Home.

Interment was in Graceland Cemetery. Rev. K. Wayne Hoehn affiliated at the services. Music was provided by Darlene Mooberry, organist.

Pallbearers were Rocky Agan, Gary DeJoode, Dr. Rick DesCamp, Danny Harvey, Brad Patty and Larry Ward. Mrs. Finarty was born Oct 3, 1902 in Marion County, the daughter of Earnest Mayberry and Mary Florence (Smith) Wilson.

On May 25, 1921, she married William Thomas Finarty. After retiring from farming, they moved into Knoxville where she was a member of the first United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, one son, and one sister.

She is survived by four daughters, Florence Agan, Vera May Harvey, and Alberta Mart, all of Knoxville, and Patricia Patty of Newton; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grand-children; one sister, Esther Bigham of Vista, Calif., and one brother, Carl of Longview, Texas.

A Memorial bas been established to the Knoxville Hospital Auxiliary.