Originally created 09/22/04

Miss Elizabeth Anne Finch (CLINTON, Miss.)

CLINTON, Miss. - Elizabeth Anne "Beth" Finch, 19, died Monday, September 13, 2004, in Biloxi at Gulf Coast Medical Center due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Visitation was held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2004 at First Baptist Church of Clinton. Services were held 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2004 at the church and burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. Dr. Ivan Parke, Dr. Steve Darnell and the Reverend Charles Finch officiated. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home of Clinton handled the arrangements. Beth was born April 9, 1985, in Jackson. She was a second year student at Mississippi College where she received numerous scholarship awards. She was a member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honorary Scholastic Fraternity for freshman college students. Beth was majoring in Biological Medical Sciences and was an active member and officer with the Laguna Social Tribe. She was also a member of the Mississippi College Singers and worked in the A dmissions Office. Beth was involved in several campus organizations and was a member of Westhaven Church of God in Jackson. Beth was a 2003 graduate of Clinton High School where she was a National Merit Finalist, Presidential Scholar and was elected to the Hall of Fame. She received the Star Student Award, Girl Scouts Award, Entergy Academic Award and the President's Award for Educational Excellence. She was a featured soloist and performer with the school's show choir Attache'. Beth served her community by participating in several service organizations including the Mayor's Youth Council and Junior Auxiliary Crown Club. She was a member of the School Guidance Committee, volleyball team, National Honor Society, Youth and Government and many other school organizations. Beth served as Clinton's Junior Miss in 2003, an honor recognizing her academic achievement, poise, beauty, fitness and vocal talent. She went on to be chosen Mississippi's Jr. Miss 2003. This outstanding accomplishment allowed her to establish friendships and have a positive impact on many people throughout the country. Beth is survived by her father and mother, Dr. C. David Finch and Mrs. Emily Finch of Clinton; three brothers, Trey Finch, Austin Finch and Patrick Finch, all of Clinton; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bettie Wilson of Jackson; paternal grandparents, the Reverend Charles D. and Mrs. Patricia Finch of Clinton; paternal great-grandparents, Major Retired John P. and Mrs. Carol Clements of Augusta, Ga. and many loving relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the General Research Fund, Neurology Dept., University of Mississippi Medical Center, Beth Finch Memorial, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, Miss. 39216. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle September 22, 2004


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