On the 17th of March, 2017, Mamie Ruth Conway Finley went to be with the Lord. She was the daughter of John Henry and Ola Lee Smith Conway born on the 26th of June, 1926 at Hail Center in Fannin Co., Texas. Mamie attended Bartley Woods School in Fannin Co., Texas and graduated in 1942. She went to work in Dallas for Austin Bridge making bombs during WWII. Mamie married Willie Joe Finley on the 15th of December, 1945 on the Bonham Courthouse steps by his Uncle Thaddeous Finley. Mamie and Joe retired from Duncanville to Baxter Community, East of Athens, and then later moved north of Mabank.
Mamie was preceded in death by her husband Willie Joe, parents, brothers; Alvis "Dude", R.L. "Sonny Boy" and John Frank, sisters; Dorothy Mae Cash, Beatrice Cagle and Oneta Johnson and granddaughter Suzie Vinson.
She is survived by her daughter Patsy Vinson of Mabank, son Bill Finley of Eustace, grandchildren; Eddie Vinson and wife Shannon, Jason Vinson and wife Heather, Nikki Harris and husband Brad, Jodie Wilson and husband Andrew, great-grandchildren; Nathan, Joe, Shyanne, Matthew, Julianne, Cooper, Colton, Riley and Hunter, sisters; Joyce Simms of Richland Hills and Jo Ann Conway of Lufkin, other loving family members and many more friends.
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