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Mrs. Bulah Elizabeth Rivers Finley, 74, passed on September 13, 2018 with her family by her side. Elizabeth was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and graduated from The Howard High School.  She worked as a private duty CNA and for Life Care for more than 30 years.  She had great love for all of her patients.  She was kind and gentle and would help anyone. She was an active member of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church where she served for many years on the Usher board until her health failed.  After her illness, she would attend services with her daughters at Transforming Faith Baptist Church and Mt. Canaan Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Finley, Jr.; her parents, Thurman and Ida Mae Rivers; brother, Ulysses Rivers and Thurman Rivers, Jr.; sisters, Cordia Mae Crawford and Yvonne Edwards; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Finley; and grandson, Tracy Deon Finley. She is survived by her children, Carlton Deon Finley, Dalton Ga, Orson Bernard Finley (Paula), Alpharetta, Ga, Charlese Maxwell (Kenneth), Chattanooga and Monica Hubbard (Lawrence) Chattanooga.  Grandchildren, Tquisha Lynn Michelle Finley, Ashley Elizabeth Thomas, Alicia Dupre Finley, Jonathan Bernard Hubbard, Sydney Sharese Finley, Paul Anthony Harrison (Brittany), Brittany Finley, Courtney Finley, other relatives and dear friends. The body will lie in state beginning at 12 noon Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6-7 pm Wednesday evening. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon Thursday, September 20th at Transforming Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Jerome T. Rogan officiating.  Interment: Forest Hills Cemetery. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995. 

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  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
    Dear family members of Elizabeth Finley, so very sorry to notice that your dear one has passed away. Revelation 21:3-5 foretells a wonderful future for us and our loved ones. Soon there will no longer be death, mourning, or tears. Sincerely TL
    ~ TL
  • Monday, September 17, 2018
    To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. During this sad time, please know that our Heavenly Father assures us of his loving support in times of grief, and he promises to end the pain of death by means of his kingdom (Psalm 34:18, Daniel 2:44, and Revelation 21:3,4). In the days to come, may these verses encourage and sustain your family. For more comforting thoughts, please visit jw.org. Take care.
    ~ Melva
  • Monday, September 17, 2018
    Our condolences to Charlese Maxwell and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Carol and Charmer Johnson   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Dear Family, may the precious memories of your beloved Liz, and your faith in God be sources of strength to face your lofor you as you face your loss in the days ahead. We will keep your entire family in our constant prayers. We love you all.
    ~ Beverly and Larry Rowe Sr.   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Dear Family, may the precious memories of your beloved Liz, and your faith in God be sources of strength for you as you face your loss in the days ahead. We will keep your entire family in our constant prayers. We love you all.
    ~ Beverly and Larry Rowe Sr.   Chattanooga, TN
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Dear Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Liz. With deepest sympathy and much love to the family. Lysa Rowe
    ~ Lysa B Rowe   Lithonia, GA
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Dear Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Liz. With deepest sympathy and much love to the family. Lysa Rowe
    ~ Lysa Rowe   Lithonia, GA