Graveside rites for Emma Louise Hembree, 69, will be 2 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at the Highland Cemetery, Stonewall, Oklahoma, with Brother Charles Dial officiating.

The daughter of the late Raymond Stevens and Elvie Mae Moses Christian, Emma Louise was born on December 10, 1943, in Stonewall, and passed away on September 24, 2013, at the local hospital.

A resident of Ardmore since 2004 moving here from Mangum, Oklahoma. Emma Louise grew up in Stonewall. She and Archie Hembree were married on July 3, 2005, in Oklahoma City. She had worked as a nurses aide and a certified medical assistant with several nursing homes over her career. Emma Louise was of the Church of God faith.

Survivors include her husband, Archie Hembree of the home; daughter, Donna L. Billey; sons, Douglas D. Billey, James R. Billey and Steve D. Billey; grandchildren, Michael Springsteen, Steven Springsteen, Kealie Springsteen, Jana Billey, Keanu Billey and Ayden Billey; and brother, James Stevens and wife, Sarah.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Larry Ray Stevens.

Pallbearers will be: Douglas Billey, James Stevens, James Billey, Michael Springsteen, Steven Springsteen and Tim Ford.

Condolences may be made online to the family at

Services are under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory.