Alta Catheren (Bird Cecil) Embry

Alta Catheren Bird Cecil Embry, 87, of Rineyville, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, at North Hardin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff.

She was a member of Tunnel Hill Baptist Church and worked at Crucible Steel and E-Town Sportswear.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Henry Cecil; her second husband, Devaul Embry; her parents, William Edward and Sarah Catheren (Phillips) Bird; a daughter, Judy Diane Cecil Padgett; two sisters, Betty Duke and Violet Bland; two brothers, Edward Kerr (Buck) Bird and Charles David Bird.

She is survived by a sister, Margie Cook of Elizabethtown; a brother, Harold Bird of Elizabethtown; five grandchildren, Larry (Autumn) Barnes, Phillip (Therease) Barnes, Michael (April) Barnes, Alton Padgett and Sherry (Michael) Rogers; 14 great-grandchildren, Bradley, Jordan, Brandon, Anthony, Jill, Chris, Chelsea, Daniel, Alex, Aislynn, Martina, Wyatt, Coree and Gavin; and two great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, at Manakee Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with the Rev. Josh Looten officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Visitations is from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Manakee Funeral Home
2098 Leitchfield Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Mar. 30, 2014