Wilma Jean Gilbert, 58, of Manila, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at her home. Born at Monette, she was the daughter of the late Gladys Marie Barlow and was a lifelong resident of the area. She was a 1964 graduate of Leachville High School and was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Manila.
She is survived by her husband, Doyle Gilbert, of Manila; her father, Bert Barlow of Leachville; four sisters, Mary Tomlinson of Pekin, Ill., Norma Gragg of Jonesboro, Pat Cater of Leachville and Joyce Owens of Monette.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Dewayne Smith officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Terry Chambers, Frank Kirby, Harold McCain, John Malloy, Mark Gragg, and Eugene Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers were Montez Owens, Paul Owens, Jeff Cater, Phillip Cater, Matthew Gragg, Bobby Tomlinson and Todd Sheppard.