Myrtice Pauline (McCowan) Emberton, age 89, of Clinton passed away at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock on Thursday, June 21, 2018 surrounded by her family. Myrtice lived her life praising and serving God.


She is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Reverend Audry Lee Emberton; her parents, James Wiley and Ethel Olivia McCowan; four brothers: Harrison, James L., Marvin and William C., and four sisters: Lacy, Lorene, Gladys, and Essie.


Myrtice was a loving mother to her five children: Glenda (David) Miller; Audry (Marilyn) Emberton; Deloris (L.A.) Lindsey; Tony (Louene) Emberton, and Mary Beth (Ken) Armstrong. She was Granny to her six grandchildren: Lee, Lucas, Malinda, Josh, Audra, and Courtney; and her 13 great grandchildren; Malachi, Taylor, Seth, Shelbi, Blaine, Brody, Lily, Zoey, Noah, Braxton, Isabelle, Peyton, and Landon. She also leaves three sisters to cherish her memory: Reba of Sheridan, and Ruth and Betty Jane of Athens, Ala.


Myrtice loved her Corinth Baptist Church that her husband pastored until his death in 1986. She enjoyed Mondays and Fridays of each week as she joined her WMU friends in making quilts for children, burn out victims, and others as needed. Other times you would find her reading and studying her Bible, making quilts at home, doing word search puzzles, and visiting with or taking numerous calls, every day, from her children, grandchildren, and friends.


Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral services were Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m. at the Pee Dee Baptist church in Clinton with Bro. Danny Griffin officiating. Burial followed at the Holly Mountain Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorial/donations can be made to: Clinton Gideon Camp, P.O. Box 237, Clinton, AR 72031


A special thank you to Dr. B.K. Singh and the ninth floor nursing staff at Baptist Medical Center.