James Arthur “Big Time” Finley, 70, of 118 Estelle Road, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, in Spartanburg Hospital Restorative Care.
He was born in Greenville County and was a son of the late Jessie Boyd Finley and the late Evelyn Starks Finley.
Early in life, James joined Goldenview Baptist Church in Fountain Inn, SC. After moving to Gaffney, he became a member of Concord Baptist Church and Concord All Male Chorus. He was also a member of the New Durbin All Male Chorus and a retired employee of Celanese Fiber.
Surviving: Annie Lorene Houey, his companion of twenty plus years; a son, Khristopher Goodjoin of Gray Court; a daughter, Ebony Wilson of Blacksburg; step-son, Tirish Houey (Dorie) of Gaffney; godson, Fred Wilson of Gaffney; four brothers, William Finley (Louise) of Highpoint, NC, Jerry Finley (Catherine) of Gray Court, Julius Finley (Diane) of Simpsonville, SC, Charles Finley (Decima) of Fort Mitchell, AL; two sisters, Mary Turner (James) of Greenville, and Odessie Finley of Fountain Inn; a niece reared in the home, E. Sandra Clowney of Augusta, GA; aunt, May Helen Clark of Plainfield, NJ; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 7 special nieces and 2 special nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in Goldenview Baptist Church, Fountain Inn, SC. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 30th at 2 p.m., in Concord Baptist Church with Dr. Michael A. Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be in state in Concord Baptist Church Monday at 1 p.m.
The Gilmore Mortuary