November 23, 2017

Willa Dean Gilbreath 

Willa Dean Gilbreath

(March 30, 1924 – September 3, 2017) 

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FUNERAL SERVICES: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Bobby Gilbreath Memorial Chapel in Barbee Cemetery at 11:00 am. with Bro. Jim Clifton of the Edna Hill Baptist Church will be Officiating.

INTERMENT: Barbee Cemetery

VISITATION: Wednesday, September 6th from 5 to 7 pm.

Willa Dean (Johnson) Gilbreath passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Dove Hill Nursing Center in Hamilton, Texas. She was 93. Willa was born on March 30, 1924 to Bob and Myra Johnson. She graduated from Lamkin High School and married T.E. (Tad) Gilbreath on March 30, 1941. They were married 76 years. After World War II, they moved to Iowa Park, Texas, where Willa worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 25 years. In 1976, Willa retired, and they moved to the family farm at Edna Hill. They spent many happy years living in the Dublin and Edna Hill area where they were involved in church and community activities. Willa is survived by her husband, T.E. (Tad) Gilbreath, by brothers-in-law Gene Gilbreath and Harrell Gilbreath of Dublin, and by several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son Robert (Bobby) Gilbreath.

The family would like to thank Dove Hill Nursing Center in Hamilton for many years of wonderful care, and CCS Hospice for their care and compassion.

Memorial donations may be made to the Barbee Cemetery Association, c/o Harrell Gilbreath, 116 N Camden, Dublin, TX 76446.

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