Dorothy Mae Wilbanks, age 86, of Commerce died Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Commerce to the late, Dock and Inda Mae McElreath Ledford. Mrs. Wilbanks was a member of Grove Level Baptist Church and she was a retired salesperson for Liz Claiborne. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Wilbanks was also preceded in death by her husband, Broadus Wilbanks; grandson, Michael Nicholas (Bubba) Wilbanks; brothers, Bill, Herman, Curtis, and George Ledford; and sisters, Mildred Thomas, Alice Bond, and Linda Ledford.
Mrs. Wilbanks is survived by her son, Michael Wilbanks (Brenda) of Commerce; granddaughter, Amy Houston (James); great grandchildren, Jadelyn, Noah, Brooklyn, and Braelyn; brothers, Aubrey, Frank, and Bobby Ledford all of Commerce and David Ledford of Carnesville; sisters, Bertha Williams of Flowery Branch, Paulette Delozier of Buford, and Ruth Bachman of Yatesville.
Graveside service will be held Sunday, Oct.16th at 3:00 PM from Grey Hill Cemetery with Rev. John Wood and Rev. Brent Lord officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday night from 6-8 PM.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce is in charge of arrangements.