Funeral services for Mrs. Bilbrey are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Dr. Ray Cleek officiating. Interment will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. til service time.
Mrs. Bilbrey, 91, of Hendersonville and formerly of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at NHC Healthcare in Hendersonville.
Born July 24, 1922 in Wilson County, she was the daughter of the late John J. Tomlinson Sr. and Cora Ellen Johnson Tomlinson. She worked as a secretary for the State of Pennsylvania Education Department. She had been attending First Baptist Church in Hendersonville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Lewis W. Bilbrey; brothers, Vivian, Gene and Billy B. Tomlinson; and sister, Elizabeth Corson.
She is survived by three children, Patricia Polston of Hendersonville, Gloria Stearns of Las Vegas, Nev. and Ronald (Charlotte) Bilbrey of Lebanon; brother, John J. (Frankie) Tomlinson of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Tony McWhorter, Tommy McWhorter, Christine Gordon, Melanie Beaty and Chad Bilbrey; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Doris Tomlinson and Frances Tomlinson.
Memorials may be made to the Back Pack Program c/o First Baptist Church, Hendersonville.