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Poole, Allegra E.

Allegra Eason Poole was born on October 23, 1928 to Fred and Mollie Eason of Saratoga in Wilson County. She attended Gardner's School graduating in 1946 and then went on to Campbell College graduating in 1948.

On March 29, 1953, Allegra married Robert Bruce Poole (b. 11/16/25) with whom she had two daughters: Tamsie P. Kubas and Anne P. Matthews. These daughters have given Allegra and Robert five grandchildren.

After college, Allegra began a career that would span over half a century in the tobacco business in Wilson. She began working for the Wilson County Tobacco Company in 1949 and continued there until 1961. Allegra left the Wilson County Tobacco Co. to become office manager at Liberty Tobacco Warehouse where she has remained ever since.

In addition to working in the tobacco business, she has also been an integral part of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson, where she has directed the choir for fifteen years. Additionally, she has taught Sunday school at the church for thirty-five years, the last thirty being with the Adult Bible Class. She is also the missions' coordinator with W.M.U. at the church.

Allegra loves spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. She loves gardening and growing unusual flowers. Allegra is known to be always ready to help anyone in any way possible, as evidenced by her devotion to church work on top of her career. She is always generous with her time, tirelessly giving to others.

This Honor page given to Mrs. Poole by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum at the Excellence in Agriculture Dinner on November 29, 2001 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to our agribusiness community.

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