Mrs. Joanna Finchum, 86, of Cumberland, died Monday, January 18, 2010 in Richmond.
Born in Meherrin, VA, March 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Joe Ben Waddell and Annie Lee Skinner Waddell. She was the widow of Claude Eugene Finchum, Sr. and was predeceased by two children, Claude E. Finchum, Jr. and Mary Finchum Mutch
Survivors include her children: Reva Hammonds and husband Lewis, Sr., of Farmville, Wilbert "Harold" Finchum and wife, Carol of Sumter, SC, Shirley Peters and husband, Pete, of Cumberland, Betty O'Neil and husband Billy of Farmville and Boyd Lee Finchum and wife, Rhonda, of Richmond, sisters; Sallie Vancoover of Hampden-Sydney, Lillie Moore of Colonial Heights and Bertha West of Charlotte Court House, 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 33 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday Jan. 23, 2010 in the Chapel of Shorter Funeral Home with interment to follow in Meherrin United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home.