Lockie was born in Virginia to the late Frank and Inez Griffith Phillips. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D.C. Finney; and three brothers, Glenn Ward, Spencer Ward and James Ward.
Lockie was a feisty, happy and strong willed women. She was a hardworking mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who had wanted to “go Home” for the past six months. She was a dedicated and faithful member of Elk River Baptist Church and had worked as a seamstress. Lockie had won the title of Valentine’s Day Queen at Ivy Hall Nursing Home in February and she loved working in her flower garden and doing word puzzles.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Darlene Lunceford and husband Richard, of Elizabethton; her son, Keith Finney and wife Melissa, of Hampton; her grandchildren, Brandon Lunceford and Travis Lunceford, both of Elizabethton, Amanda Wheeler and husband Dennis, of Hilton Head, SC and Autumn Finney, of Hampton; her great grandchildren, Jaimen Lunceford and Carson Lunceford, both of Elizabethton and Jackson Wheeler and Abby Wheeler, both of Hilton Head, SC; a sister, Opal Baird and husband J.W., of Hampton; a brother-in-law, June Davenport, of Hampton; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Davenport, of Butler. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to celebrate and honor the life of Lockie Irene Ward Finney will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Rev. Brian Cable, Rev. Mark Potter and Rev. Charles Cable, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Friday.
The graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in the Whitehead Cemetery on Cable Hollow Road in Butler. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the CNAs and nurses at Ivy Hall Nursing Home and a special friend, Barbara Fox. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton at 12:45 PM on Saturday, to go in procession.
The family would like to thank all of the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home, especially Judy Deloach and Tiffany Jenkins, for the love and care shown to Lockie during her illness.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Lockie and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.