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Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
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TUSCALOOSA – Sara Ruth Finney of Tuscaloosa, age 92, passed away August 31st, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. She was born in Anniston and moved to Tuscaloosa with her parents in 1926 when she was six weeks old.
She attended Holt Elementary and Holt High School and graduated in 1944. She attended the University of Alabama from 1944-1945. Sarah had 18 months of piano instruction at the age of 11. She said that "All credit is due to the Lord and my Mother, who asked God to give me the gift to play for Him. She would see that I got a piano and lessons. She did it, although it was during the depression, and my Dad made only 12 dollars a month and Mother was a stay-at-home mom." She married her husband, Warren G. Finney in September 1945. Sarah was a volunteer musician for Alberta Baptist Church for 22 years, South Highlands Baptist Church for 28 years, and Circlewood Baptist Church for 15 years as a substitute musician. She was also a supply musician for several churches, as needed, for a few years. She played at numerous weddings, funerals, Caring Days, and Crimson Village once a month.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Finney and her daughter, Carol Finney McCracken.
She is survived by her daughter, Kaye Finney McMillian (Mike) of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; her son, Glenn Finney (Donna) of Macon, Ga.; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren; eight step-great- grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at Circlewood Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Bass, Steven Finney, Stan McCracken, Johnny Jones, Tony Hammond and Danny Broadhead.

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 7, 2018
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