Mildred Jane Stinson “Janie” Finlayson, 90, a resident of Smuteye, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 8, 2020 from Indian Creek Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. J. C. Turner and Rev. Wiley McWhorter officiating.
A visitation was held at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.
She loved gardening, fishing and watching her hummingbirds.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Ray Finlayson; parents: Ebb and Verdie Stinson; brothers and sisters: Bertha S. Asberry, Chester Stinson, Gillis Stinson, Ruby S. Byrd, Herman Stinson, Opal Black, Clifford Stinson, Merle Letson, Therion Stinson, Percy Stinson and Eugene Stinson.
She is survived by her six children: Gordon Gardner, Paul (Celia) Gardner, Jimmy Gardner, Kathy (Greg) Burnham, Marie (Jack) McCraney and Steven (Chris) Finlayson; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; sisters: Verdie S. Weaver, Myriam S. Chandler and Lenora S. Booth; brothers: Billy Stinson and Randall Stinson.
Pallbearers were Garrett Gardner, Glenn Gardner, Scott Peel, Ken Peel, Bryan Peel, Wesley McCraney, Brandon Richburg and Caleb Wentland.