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Joan Patricia Wofford Gilbert, 73, of the Plainview Community died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 following a brief illness. She was born in Gordon County on April 15, 1945. She was daughter of the late J.H. Wofford and Gertrude Barnet Wofford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 2007 by her husband, Clyde Gilbert; and her brothers, J.M. Wofford, Jerry Wofford, and Travis Wofford.
Joan was a 1963 graduate of Calhoun High School, a member of Plainview Baptist Church, and past member of Riverview Drive Baptist Church. She was an avid researcher of ancestry and a big Dale Earnhardt, Sr. Nascar fan. She loved being a Wofford and was known as a "Wofford Girl". Most of all she loved her two boys and spending time with her pride and joy granddaughter she called "Tay-Bug".
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Stacie Gilbert and Brian Gilbert; a granddaughter, Morgan Taylor Gilbert; sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley Hogan, Glenda and David Timms, and Joyce Broyles; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27th at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Dr. James Shope and Rev. Winford Casey will officiate. Burial will follow at Blackwood Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers serving are Chris Broyles, Brett Timms, Jay Wofford, Jonathan Timms, Aaron Broyles, and Andrew Broyles. Honorary pallbearers are David Nation and Jeffery Long.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 26th from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.