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The Patriarch of the Wilburn family, Mr. Elmer Charles Wilburn, Jr., entered into rest Thursday, February 14, 2019. 

He was a native of Augusta, GA. He served as Staff Sergeant in the US Airforce and retired after 20 1/2 years. 

He is survived by three sisters, Mary W. Henley(Clifford Henley), Shirley W. Key, Jane W. Sapp(Hubert Sapp); five children, Patricia Wilburn, Charlean W. McKenzie, Elmer Bennefield, Sharron Wilburn, Christopher Wilburn; seven grandchildren, Charles R. Wilburn, Rosa B. McKenzie, Khadijah Wilburn, Alexis McKenzie, R'Keyah Evans, KeTurah Wilburn, Jordan Bennefield; three great grandchildren, Jayden McKenzie, MyKell Crawford, Laylah Cook; longtime partner Shirley Elam; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved community.

A private burial will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Beaufort National Cemetery, in Beaufort, SC. 

W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

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  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ W.H. Mays Mortuary
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    The Family Of Lt. E C Wilburn Is In My Thoughts And Prayers.You Are,Gone But You Will Not Be Forgotten.I Will always Cherish The Knowledge Of Law Enforcement You Shared With Me And Support You Gave Me When I Worked Under Your Supervision From 1985 To 1990 god Bless You Sir And May You rest In Peace You Will Be Remember Cruiser 9
    ~ Larry B Johnson   Augusta, GA
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    To the family and friends: please, accept our heartfelt sympathy in your recent loss.  May you find strength and comfort from the words of  Nahum 1:7 Which reads: “Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Yes, our loving God is there for us if we allow him to help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die.  He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise  (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us! You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez