Earnestine Davis Victery was born in Huntsville on Nov. 19, 1948. “Earnie” was the daughter of Earnest Woodrow and Eunice Greer Davis. She completed her LVN schooling at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and went on to Angelina Community College to earn her RN degree in Nursing. Earnestine retired from Huntsville Memorial Hospital with over 24 years of service. She was known most for her nursing within the ER of the hospital. She was firm when needed and yet very caring when that was the approach necessary for the best of the patient. Not only did she know how to handle patients but also she was one that the doctors, other nurses, EMS, law officials, even funeral directors looked to with trust and understanding.

Earnestine is survived by her daughter, Laura Lynn Victery; son and wife, Robert Canon Victery, III and Rebecca Victery; granddaughter, Ella Jane Victery; Aunts, Faye Boland, Ruth Samuels, Rumadell Crouch and cousin, Neil Davis.

Funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 8, 2006 in the Chapel of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Carroll Pickett officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Grove Cemetery near Iola under the direction of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home.

Earnestine will lie in state Thursday at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home with the family receiving friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Rita B Huff Humane Society, 418 Bearkat Blvd., Huntsville, Texas 77340. Condolences may be made online at www.shmfh.com.

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