Neighbors Mothershead

Graveside services for Viola Gilbreath Neighbors Mothershead, 85, of Winchell, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Cox Cemetery in McCulloch County with Pastor Jimmy Nail officiating.

Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola, known to those who loved her as “Punch,” passed away on June 24, 2007, at the Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Punch was born on Aug. 27, 1921, in Milburn, Texas, to Andy and Lovie Griffith Gilbreath. She was a graduate of Rochelle High School in 1939.

Punch married Heubert Doyal Neighbors on Aug. 24, 1939, in Brownwood, Texas. They had three children.

On April 2, 1972, she married John William Mothershead.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Mothershead; two sons, Dr. J. Nub Neighbors, Denton, Texas; J. Dale Neighbors, Denton, Texas; and daughter, Linda Neighbors Wooldridge and husband, Paul, of Winchell, Texas. She is also survived by granddaughter, Shane Neighbors Hagood and husband, Kevin, of Leander, Texas; her sister, Vela Gilbreath Adams and husband, J.W. Adams of Winchell, Texas; brothers-in-law, Burl A. Pillows of Lake Brownwood, Texas, and Jack Johnson of Menard, Texas; and sister-in-law, Pauline Neighbors Dopson of Corpus Christi, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyal Neighbors; her parents, Andy and Lovie Gilbreath; and her siblings, Oleta Gilbreath Pillows, Marie Gilbreath Johnson and Andrew Jackson Gilbreath Jr.

Memorials are suggested to the National Parkinson Foundation or the Cox Cemetery Association.

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