Johnnie Finklea Taylor, 84, of Orange passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at her home.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday Jan. 13, at Hartburg Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Clifton Rankin and Mr. Paul Michael Taylor. Interment will follow at Kings Cemetery in Hartburg.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Mrs. Taylor was born Aug. 30, 1927 in Center, to Jesse Ernest and Gena E. (Oates) Finklea. She was a clerk at the Fair Stores for 10 years and a Red Cross Volunteer at the Orange Baptist Hospital. She was a very active member at Hartburg Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Mauriceville.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 37 years, Eugene “Gene” Taylor; son, Brian A. Taylor; sisters, Vertie Nations, Peggy Johnson and Nora Johnson and great granddaughter, Kira E. Watson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Paul Brent and Patti (Johnson) Taylor of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Clare Elizabeth and Lee Houghton of Orange and their family; five grandchildren, David V. Watson and his family, Paul M. Taylor, Philip A. Taylor, Patrick S. Taylor and Peyton L. Taylor; four great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Grady L. Johnson and many relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Serving as pallbearers will be David V. Watson, Paul M. Taylor, Philip A. Taylor, Patrick S. Taylor, Timothy Johnson and Matthew Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, 3901 Interstate 10 E, Orange, TX 77630.

The family would like to thank Dr. Marty Rutledge, Harbor Hospice of Beaumont and especially the Home Team for the service and care that was given to their mother. They would also like to give a special thank you to Adrienne Casamire whose care and devotion will always be appreciated.