Macon County Chronicle

Ezra Dee Wilburn, 81

Ezra Dee Wilburn, age 81, of Madison, formally of Macon County, passed away Aug. 6, 2009. Funeral services were conducted Sun., Aug. 9, 2009 from the Chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home with Elder G.W. Knight officiating. Visitation was held Friday and Saturday 5-8 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. Interment followed in the Dixon Springs Cemetery with Tony Maynard, Rick Shoulder, Micky Shoulder, Connie Wilburn, Brad Woodard, Thomas Noel Phillips, Andrew Kellar and Keith Dickey serving as Pallbearers. Mr. Wilburn was born in Macon County on May 14, 1928, son of the late Gillespie and Evell Leath Wilburn. He was a member of the Madison Missionary Baptist Church and was Mason for 50 years and a member of the Hillsdale Lodge. He worked at the Ford Glass Plant for 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Dyer Wilburn of Madison; son, Randy (Sabrina) Wilburn of Dixon Springs; daughter, Karen (Jerry) Bates of Mt. Juliet; sisters, Roberta (Elder J.B.) Shoulders, Linda (Joe) Pharis, Sandy (Will) Willoughby all of Lafayette; grandchildren Lauren and Kayla Bates. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.