Sarah Olive Liddell Finklea (1917 - 2014)

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Sally passed away July 31, 2014, in Tallahassee, Florida after an extended illness.  She was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio on December 3, 1917, to Charles W. Liddell and Ella Powell Liddell.
Sally is survived by her daughter, Patricia F. Crooke; so, John Thomas Finklea (Norma); grandson, John W. Crooke II (Kimberly); and great grandchildren, Carson I. Crooke and Caroline E. Crooke.  She is predeceased by her husband, Henry L. Finklea; parents, Charles and Ella Liddell; step-father, Thomas Whitfield; brother, James C. Liddell (Elizabeth); and son-in-law, John D. Crooke.
Sally grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and married Henry on May 1, 1937, while he was stationed at Barksdale AFB, Boise City, Louisiana.  She was a long time resident of Panama City until moving to Tallahassee in 1998.  She belonged to Northside Baptist Church, Panama City, Florida.  Sally was active in her church teaching Sunday School and working with vacation bible school.  She worked as clerk/cashier for Hentz Dairy.  She was a life member of Panama City Order of Eastern Star Chapter 102, Panama City, Florida.
Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery, Panama City, Florida on Monday, August 4, 2014. A memorial service took place at St. Augustine Plantation Assisted Living, Tallahassee, Florida on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lighthouse Children's Home, 7771 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida; or Food Ministry, Crawfordville United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 37, Crawfordville, Florida 32326.
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Arrangements by Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemeteries; 2403 Harrison Avenue; Panama City, FL 32405; (850) 763-4694.
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Published in The Wakulla News on Aug. 7, 2014