Audrey Long Fincher, 88, of Ringgold, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 after many years of battling Alzheimer’s. She is survived by her brother, David Long; cousin and caregiver, Judy Creswell and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Fincher; her parents, Hugh and Mattie Lou Rollins Long; and two brothers, John and Harold Long; and her special friend Lamar Gladdens.
She graduated from Rossville High School but spent her childhood years in the Waring/Varnell Georgia area. A brilliant artist she was noted for her prize winning realistic oil paintings of nature and all its beauty. She loved flowers and was a florist designer for several years. She also was a hair stylist at Miller Brothers Salon and later a private salon. She loved her solitude and working in her yard. A marvelous cook, she was known for her macaroni salad and chocolate covered cherries. Serenely beautiful, she loved fashion and was a gifted seamstress. In her later years, she had a passion for jig saw puzzles.
The family wishes to thank the great professional care of Rosewood Assisted Living and of Hearth Hospice.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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Funeral services will be held at 4 PM on Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Sims officiating. Interment will be in Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends 2-4 PM Wednesday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
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