Obituary – Hilda Fowler Wilburn

Published 11:30 am Thursday, December 26, 2019

Hilda Fowler Wilburn, 72, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at her home in Abbeville, Miss. The funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 2 the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Davy Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Old Union Cemetery. The visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday from 12 p.m. until service time.


Born in Lafayette County, Miss., to the late Fenton H. and Maude Berryhill Fowler, Mrs. Wilburn was a member of Laws Hill Church of Christ. She enjoyed working in her flowers and plants, going to antique stores, and crafting. Mrs. Hilda loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a foster parent at the North Mississippi Regional Center and a volunteer at the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. 

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Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas “G.T.” Wilburn, and a sister, Nadine Bland. Mrs. Wilburn is survived by her sons , Christopher “Chris” Thomas Wilburn, and his wife, Dawn, of Pontotoc, Miss., and William “Bill” Haywood Wilburn, and his wife, Cathy, of Oxford; sisters, Arlene Harwell, of Tula, Miss., Emma Jean Houston, of Osceola, Ark., Cybil Fowler, of Oxford, and Anna Belle McCullar, of Oxford; brothers, Thomas Fowler, of Logansport, Ind., and Bennie Fowler, of Brenhan, Texas; six grandchildren, Keith Parker (Tricia), of Southaven,  Miss., Michael Parker (Newt), of Minneapolis, Minn., Ciara Swords (Staff Sargent Will), of Ft. Benning, Ga., Taylor House (Brandon), of Abbeville; Courtney Pruitt (Barron), of Oxford, and Erica Shields (Corbin), of Brandon, Miss.; and four great grandchildren, Easton Swords, of Ft. Benning, Ga., Nathan and Jaxon House, of Abbeville, and Sawyer Pruitt of Oxford.


Memorial contributions in Mrs. Wilburn’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society, or Muscular Dystrophy Association National Office, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, Illinois 60601.


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