Martha Fincher(1935 - 2014)

Martha Corley Fincher

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at a 1:00 PM Methodist Service in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette, for Martha Corley Fincher, age 79, who died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:45 AM in Camelot of Broussard.

Interment will be in Springville Cemetery in Coushatta, Louisiana, at a later date.

Reverend Susan Ferguson, Associate Pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette will conduct the services. Karen Broussard, organist, will render the selections, "The Old Rugged Cross", "Amazing Grace", and "How Great Thou Art".

Survivors include her son, William R. Bates, M.D. of Lafayette, LA.; her granddaughter, Molly Bates McCoy of Shreveport, La.; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Corley of Ringgold, Louisiana; her nieces and nephew, Christi Horton of Haughton, LA., Suzi Bergeron of Wisconsin Rapids, WI., Paula Marx of Lafayette, Dr. Rob Corley of Houston, TX., and Marti Engstrom of Peachtree City, GA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillie Powell Corley; her son, James Edwin Bates; her husband, Wade "Duggo" Fincher; and a brother, Robert P. Corley.

Mrs. Fincher was born on June 17, 1935 in Coushatta, Louisiana and was a resident of Broussard, Louisiana for most of her life. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a Medicaid Claims Auditor. Mrs. Fincher was a member of the Quilters' Guild Acadienne.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Friday from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Memorial contributions can be made in Martha Corley Fincher's name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or St. Mary's Residential Training School, ( for mentally retarded and disabled) 6715 Louisiana 1, Boyce, Louisiana 71409.

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Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984-2811

Funeral Home

Martin & Castille Funeral Home Inc
600 E Farrel Rd Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 984-2811

Published in the The Advertiser on July 24, 2014