Embred Blevins Lawery

Published 4:29 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Embred Blevins Lawery (affectionately known as Mr. Transmission) on Dec. 26. He was born Febr  7, 1943, in Selma, AL to the late parents John Lawery Jr. and Sadie Lee Cleveland. Embred graduated R.B. Hudson High School in 1962. Inspired by his mentor, Mr. Frank Brights, Embred enlisted in the United States Army in 1963. Embred’s passion and talent for automotives was expanded during this time with training in Automotive Repair. He completed active duty in 1966 but his pride and honor o serving in U.S. Army remained with him. Embred returned to civilian life by coming back to Selma, AL and settling in with his family. He began working at International Paper where he worked for many years. In 1982, he opened a mechanic shop, Lawery’s Garage, which was located on Alabama Avenue. Although the physical building for Lawery’s Garage closed, Embred continued to educate himself in auto mechanics and work on cars until his death.Embred was preceded in death by his parents, John Lawery and Sadie Lee Cleveland, his sister, Wilma Brown Alford and his brother, Sylvester “Buddy” Brown. Embred is survived by hischildren and wife, Catherine Harrison Lawery. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

There will be a graveside service at Alabama National Cemetery, 3113 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115 on Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. Officiated by Rev. Kirk Ellison. The processional will leave from Randall Miller Funeral Service 608 St. Phillips Street, Selma, AL 36701 promptly at 9:15 am.

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