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Embry, Martha "Martie" Young


Martha “Martie” Young Embry, age 98, of McKinney, Texas passed away on May 4, 2017 at Grand Brook Memory Care of McKinney. She was born on April 9, 1919 in Atlanta, Georgia to Arthur and Mattie Hooten Young. Martie was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the youngest of six siblings. She married John G. Embry on June 24, 1938. They later moved to Miami, Florida where they lived for 32 years. Martie was involved in church work until 1957 when she returned to school to complete her degree in Education at the University of Miami. Martie taught U.S. Government at Miami Edison High School from 1960 until her retirement in 1986. She often chaperoned Close Up student trips to Washington, D.C. and was greatly loved by her students.

Martie and John moved to Flat Rock, North Carolina in 1987 where they enjoyed retirement including entertaining guests in their home and square dancing. She and John were married 57 years at the time of his death in 1995. Martie enjoyed participating and leading in her women’s circle at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. She was always very active and enjoyed a nightly dish of ice cream.

In 2013, Martie moved to Texas to be closer to her one and only beloved son, John G. Embry, Jr.

Martie is survived by her son, John, and his wife, Sue Harrison Embry, of McKinney, Texas;  granddaughters Melissa Embry of Bedford, Texas and Suzanne Embry Brummer and her husband, Vaughn Brummer, of Madisonville, Kentucky; great-grandchildren Aidan Brummer, Chase Brummer, and Paige Brummer of Madisonville, Kentucky; nieces and nephews, including Elaine Cole Sanders of Nashville, Tennessee, Annetta McConnell Ohlendorf of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Mac McConnell of Jonesboro, Georgia, Linda Young Price of Greenville, South Carolina, and Randy Young of Westfield, North Carolina;  and many other cousins, extended family, and friends. Martie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at Pinecrest Presbyterian Church in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Martie’s name to Bonclarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, North Carolina, 28731.

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Dear John,

It was such a nice pleasure to meet you, and what you had planned for my father just took my breath away. It was so special to hear you tell us how he would just come over to talk with you. I think it brought him much comfort. Thank you for putting that Air Force article of him on your website. I am going to have a replica made of the painting of his plane to give you.

Thank you again for all you have done to honor our dad.

Love, The Gillilands


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