Sonny Embrey


DENNIS, MS – Erskine E. “Sonny” Embrey, 83, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Iuka Hospital.  He was born in Tishomingo County to Erskine and Evelyn Gipson Embrey.  He was a truck driver and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Graveside services with military honors will be Sunday, July 26, 4:30 p.m. at Joel Cemetery with Bro. Robert Wood and Bro. Barry Holcomb officiating.  Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife-Sue Embrey of Dennis; two children-Joel Harris (Sonya) and Martha Mansell (Terry); five grandchildren-Dustin  Harris (Meagan), Trista Eaton (Dustin), Seth Rockwell (Andrea), Shara Allison (Jason) and Asia Mansell; eleven great-grandchildren-Jazlyn Eaton, Savannah Eaton, Caren Eaton, Rita Eaton, Chris Eaton, Kenna Eaton, Mika Eaton, Olivia Harris, Peyton Mansell, Callie Larson and Jax Allison; one great-great grandchild-Jalianna Avant; his brothers and sisters-Thelma Wynn (Ed), Pat Embrey, Linda Embrey, Carol Tomlin (Bill), Jimmy Embrey (Shirley) and Joyce Embrey; sister and brother-in-law-Paulette and Frankie Embrey and his very special cats-Abby and Baby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson-Patrick Mansell and his brother-Leroy Embrey (Maria).

Pallbearers will be Dustin Harris, Seth Rockwell, Terry Mansell, Dustin Eaton, Tyrel Rutherford and Edward Dennington.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Embrey and Jason Allison.