THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. William Coyle Embry, age 93, beloved husband of Mrs. Kathryn Embry died Saturday, January 20, 2007 in the Thomson Manor Health Care Center. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2007, in the Thomson First Baptist Church Chapel, with Dr. Jim Ramsey officiating. Burial followed in the Westview Cemetery with Masonic graveside services.
Pallbearers were Christopher Embry, Johnny Willis, Jr., Barney Hamlin, Michael Embry, Bobby Jones, and Joe McCommons.
A native of Danielsville, Ga., Mr. Embry was a son of the late John T. and Lucy Peach Embry. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in Europe during World War II. He retired from Thomson Company as a stock clerk after more than 44 years of service. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the A. J. Miller Masonic Lodge No. 204 F & AM, and a member of Thomson First Baptist Church for more than 59 years.
Mr. Embry was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, O. D. Embry and James R. Embry; a sister, Lucille Embry; and is survived by wife of 59 years, Mrs. Kathryn Hartley Embry of Thomson; two sons, William C. (Billy) and Ann Embry, Jr. of Valdosta, and Keith Embry and Vivian Neely of Clarkesville, Tenn.; sister, Ruth Davis of Toomsboro, Ga.; five grandchildren, William Christopher and Valerie Embry of Carrolton, Ga., Robert Neal Embry of Birmingham, Ala., Debra Dianne and Barney Hamlin of Fitzgerald, Ga., Johnny (Bo) and Lisa Willis, Jr. of Conyers, and Kimberly Shiver of Hahira, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations to the Thomson First Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 253 Jackson Street, Thomson, Ga. 30824.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.