Earnestine Finley Poole

Funeral services for Earnestine Finley Poole, 70, of Lufkin will be held Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Aaron Finley officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Haven Cemetery.

Mrs. Poole was born August 28, 1937 in Grapeland, Texas to the late Shirley (Reed) and Peyton Finley, and died Sunday, February 10, 2008 in a local hospital.

Mrs. Poole had resided in Lufkin for the past five years, after living in Diboll for most of her life. She worked for Pilgrim's Pride for 30 years, and was a member of the St. Thomas Church of God in Christ in Diboll. Mrs. Poole loved to fish and then eat what she caught. She was always happy, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Jeanette Poole of Lufkin; son, John Poole, Jr. of Diboll; daughter, Everline Poole of Lufkin; granddaughters, Brandy Poole, Katrina Poole and Lakendra Pool, all of Lufkin; grandson, Kenneth Poole, Jr. of Lufkin; five great-grandchildren; brothers, John Wesley Finley of Diboll and Willie B. Finley of Lufkin; sister-in-law, Izora Finley of Diboll; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Poole.

Pallbearers will be Parnell Johnson, Jerome Barnes, John Finley, Ray D. Finley, Sr., Ray D. Finley, Jr., John W. Finley and Willie B. Finley.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.