Debra Lynn Embrey McDonough

Debra Lynn Embrey McDonough, 56, of Lowell, Ark., died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Rogers, Ark. Debra was born Oct. 26, 1956 in Houston to Eldred and Beverly Jean (Caldwell) Embrey. She was an English professor in Alfred and Wellsville, N.Y. In addition, she taught junior high and high school at Immaculate Conception in Wellsville, N.Y., and Bristow High School in Bristow. Debra was preceded in death by her father.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Chandler (McDonough) and Christopher Thomas Harrington of Lowell; grandson, Nicholas Michael Harrington of Lowell; mother, Beverly Jean Embrey of Poteau; Sisters, Karen Alicia Embrey of Tulsa, Jeana Beth and Mike Scott of Bentonville, Ark.; brothers, Michael Eldred and Sunita Embrey of Oklahoma City, Stephen Duane and Theresa Embrey of Poteau; nieces and nephews, Scott Wise, Shari Schenfield, Angela Moore, Heath Embrey, Ryan Embrey, Ian Embrey, Allie Embrey, Taylor Embrey, Jillian Embrey, Ashley Scott, Lauren Virden, Hannah Manifold, Harrison Scott; great-nieces and -nephews, Kendall Wise, Madison Schenfield, Keaton Schenfield, Lily Townsend, Aubrey Scott, Embrey Virden, Austin Watson, Artemis Embrey, Trysten Moore; other relatives and loved ones; many beloved friends and her students.Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, with the Rev. Lynn Bullard officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.You may leave an online message at or on her facebook page.Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.