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Mrs. Virginia Fern Embry age 76 of Salem passed away Wednesday, July 6 at her home.

Mrs. Embry was born October 3, 1939 in Taswell, Tennessee the daughter of James E. and Mary Gladys Hounshel Dillman.  She was a retired Nurse’s Aide and Home Health Care worker.  She was a member of Salem Church of God and wrote the church news article for the Salem paper.

Virginia is survived by her husband:  Terry Embry of Salem, three sons:  Toby Smith of Mitchell, James William Smith of Plainfield and Joseph Bauters of Salem, a daughter:  Maria Knapp of Salem, 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband:  Hollis L. Smith, a son:  Hollis Lee Smith Jr., a daughter:  Cynthia Moore, two brothers:  James Elmer and Eugene Dillman, two sisters:  Mary Alice Brown and Kathleen Ault Downing and her parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Palmyra Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.