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Mrs. Frances Elaine (Pendarvis) Finlay, 90, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012, in Tallahassee. Frances was born on September 3, 1921, in Washington, DC, to George Richard and Elizabeth Lydia Pendarvis. Due to her father’s career in the United States Navy, the family lived in several locations including Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Diego, CA. The family moved to Blountstown in 1931. She graduated from Florida State University, worked for the Department of Children and Families until her retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Burns Finlay; parents; brother, Richard (Dick) Pendarvis; sister, Kathryn (Kathy) Clements Pendarvis Allen; a son, David Hume (Dave) Finlay; and a grandson, W. Lyle Hubbard. Survivors include her sons, William W. (Bill) Finlay and George Clement Finlay; a daughter, Frances Elizabeth (Beth) Finlay; granddaughter, Shari Elaine Hubbard; and great-grandson, Lyle Hakes Reeves. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 13, at 2:00 pm (CST) at the Blountstown First United Methodist Church with Reverend Jim Jines officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Memorial Cemetery in Blountstown. The family will receive friends Monday, February 13, 2012 from 1:00 pm (CST) until service time at 2:00 pm (CST) at the Blountstown First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request memorials may be made to the Blountstown First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Blountstown, FL 32424 or any organization of your choice. All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).

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