3 days of mourning and celebrating the life of Finney begins
Finney’s body will lie in repose from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Carolina Supreme Court, where he became the first African-American chief justice in the state’s history in 1994.
There will be a public viewing of Finney at Palmer Memorial Chapel in Columbia from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Finney’s hometown of Sumter will have another public viewing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Neal Jones Auditorium at Morris College.
Finney’s body will lie in repose for an hour starting at 9 a.m. Saturday before his celebration of life service at 10 a.m. at the Elmore Chapel at Claflin University in Orangeburg.