May 29, 2009
Joe W. Gilbreath, age 81, of Columbus, MS died May 27, 2009 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Gunter & Peel Chapel with Chaplain Jim Holloway officiating. Visitation will be Friday, May 29, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home. Mr. Gilbreath was born November 10, 1927, in Chilton, TX to the late Harvey and Erma Nunnally Gilbreath. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Gilbreath was retired from the oil business after many years and was preceded in death by his first wife, Maudine Thomas Gilbreath; son, Jerry Gilbreath; great-granddaughter, Angel Darby; two brothers and four sisters. Mr. Gilbreath is survived by wife, Martha Ann Gilbreath of Columbus, MS; son, Dennis (Linda) Gilbreath of Seymour, TX; daughter, Peggy (Larry) Harper of Euless, TX; sister, Ruth (Doc) Chesser; grandchildren, Tommy Gilbreath, Timmy Gilbreath, Elaine Gilbreath, Mitzi Harper, Renee Knittle, Sonja Bracher and Robin Gilbreath; and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be friends and family.