James Herschel Wilburn, 74, of Winder, died Friday, May 30, 2008.
He was born on February 13, 1934, the son of the late Herschel and Elizabeth Wilburn. He was a devoted member of Enterprise Lodge 467 Lawrenceville and Long Star Lodge #2M R.A.M. Lawrenceville. Mr. Wilburn was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Wilburn; and a sister, Offie Moon.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 49 years, Doris Wilburn; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jerry Thurmond, Statham, Sherry and Tyrus Jackson, Auburn; sons and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray Wilburn, James Randall Wilburn, Royce Wilburn, all of Winder, Gerrell and Sheila Wilburn, Arcade; brother and sister-in-law, William and Brenda Wilburn, Winder; sisters, Nealie R. Moon, Billie Nunley, Charlie B. Cobb, Winder, Ella N. Hutchinson, Dacula, and Montine Wilburn, Atlanta; sisters-in-law, Mae Hale, Grace Davenport, Katherine Simmons, and Judy Mayweather; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 4, at 1 p.m., at New Hope AME Church, Hoschton, with the Revs. Latham Mills and Alexander Wright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews and grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Smooth Ashlar Grand Lodge Athens, NE Georgia District #13.
Eberhart & Son Mortuary, Winder, is in charge of arrangements.