Troup Banner, Troup TX: July 11, 1935



 Funeral services for Champ Wilbourn, 57, were conducted Monday morning in Troup at the home of his sister. Mrs. Delphia Collier, by Rev. Thomas D. Murphy, former Troup Presbyterian pastor who now lives at Kilgore. Burial was in Bradford Cemetery. 

Death Sunday morning resulted from a paralytic stroke. Mr. Wilbourn had been confined to the home of his sister, Mrs. Collier, since returning several days ago from a Jacksonville sanitarium. His health had been failing for many months although he rallied somewhat shortly before his death.

 Mr. Wilbourn was a fireman on the International-Great Northern railroad for several years, retiring from service when one of his hands was injured. He later operated a restaurant in Troup and served Several Terms as peace officer here. For the past few years he operated a taxicab.

 He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Delphia collier, Mrs. Mel Fletcher, Mrs. S. L. Smith and Mrs. Reagan Hodges all of Troup, and Mrs. Ed Rice of Austin and one brother R.L. Wilbourn of Houston.

 Among out-of-town relatives and friends attending the funeral here were Mrs. Rice of Austin: Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Wilbourn. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dierlam, and Miss Wilbourn, all of Houston and Oscar Collier and Mrs. Elizabeth Collier, both of Tyler.