The family will receive friends today, May 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Collins-Burke Chapel. Scott McCown and David Courington will officiate.
Burial will be at Walker Memory Gardens.
Earnest was preceded in death by his father, James Ezra Earnest; mother, Eunice Grace Holley Earnest; son-in-law, James “Rip” Morrow.
He is survived by his wife, Nella Dean Kitchens Earnest of Parrish; daughter, Neida Jean Earnest Morrow of Parrish; son, Charles Michael Earnest of Jasper; sister, Grace Nell Earnest Gray (Tommy) of Parrish; brothers, William Edward Earnest (Helen) of Parrish and Paul Howard Earnest Sr. (Charlene) of Parrish; step-grandson, Steven James Christian (Jennifer); step-granddaughter, Anah Paige Morrow; and step-great-granddaughter, Hayden Leigh Christian.
Pallbearers will be John Earnest, Eddie Earnest, Clint Earnest, Caleb Kitchens, James Brown and Paul Earnest Jr.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571