George Ferguson Finnie

Published 9:14 am Friday, September 16, 2011

George Ferguson Finnie, 101, of Morgan Chapel Village, Columbus died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum.
Born in Scotland, he was the son of the late Alexander R. and Elizabeth Cunningham Finnie. Raised in Lakewood, Ohio, he graduated from Camden High School, Camden, N.J., and attended Temple University.
George spent a long career in corporate advertising and sales promotion. He moved to Polk County in 1979 from Bucks County, Pa. Over the years, he has been active in numerous civic organizations, including the Tryon Little Theater and the Tryon Community Chorus.
He was a member of the Tryon Country Club and Tryon Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Shirley Barth Finnie; two daughters, Joyce F. Guelich of Minneapolis, Minn., and Carol Finnie of Lebanon, Ohio; three grandchildren, Scott Calvert, Kimberly Simon (Jeff) and Steven Calvert (Stephanie). Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, Katie and Chris Calvert.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Tryon Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Dent Davis officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Tryon Presbyterian Church, 430 Harmon Field Road, Tryon, N.C. 28782 or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722 or to your favorite charity.
An on-line guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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