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Evelyn "Granny" Tucker McWhorter
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1911
Glen Allen
Marion County
Alabama, USA
Death: May 7, 2009
Hall County
Texas, USA

MEMPHIS - Evelyn "Granny" McWhorter, 97, died Thursday, May 7, 2009.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hughs Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Downey officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery by Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis.

Granny was born Oct. 6, 1911, in Glen Allen, Ala., to the late Isaac Tucker and Nancy Aldridge Tucker. She attended schools in Glen Allen and Newlin. She moved to Hall County in 1924 from Glen Alan. She married John Harris McWhorter on Nov. 29, 1929, in Hollis, Okla. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1967. Granny worked as a seamstress for Tribble Cleaners.

She was a member of Travis Baptist Church.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, Frankie and Jo David McWhorter; two daughters, Betty Joyce New and Johnnie Kay Bice; nine sisters; two brothers; two grandchildren, Jimmy New and Larry McWhorter; and a great-grandson, Heath Bishop.

Survivors include two sons, Keith McWhorter and wife Barbara of Panhandle and Gary McWhorter and wife Pat of Shamrock; two daughters-in-law, Virginia McWhorter of Higgins and Delores McWhorter of Memphis; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials be to Fairview Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 265, Memphis, TX 79245; or Memphis Meals on Wheels, 202 S. Eighth St., Memphis, TX 79245.

Sign the online guest book at

Amarillo Globe-News, May 8, 2009 
Family links: 
  Isaac Jackson Tucker (1868 - 1941)
  Nancy Aldridge Tucker (1879 - 1923)
  John Harris McWhorter (1907 - 1967)*
  Frankie Gene McWhorter (1931 - 2008)*
  Betty Joyce McWhorter New (1934 - 1972)*
  Johnnie Kay McWhorter Bice (1941 - 1976)*
  Gary Don McWhorter (1944 - 2017)*
  Joe David McWhorter (1950 - 1993)*
  Evelyn Tucker McWhorter (1911 - 2009)
  Ray Tucker (1920 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery (North Section)
Hall County
Texas, USA
Plot: W-677-1
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: May 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36856377
Evelyn Granny <i>Tucker</i> McWhorter
Added by: Delores Moody McWhorter
Evelyn Granny <i>Tucker</i> McWhorter
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Evelyn Granny <i>Tucker</i> McWhorter
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I suppose Betty and I used to give you trouble?? You were a sweetheart.
- Vondia BLACKMON Caruso
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
Granny, You will never be foregotten by all of the MOODY'S and all the happyness that you brought to Mother and all of us when we visited you and had lots of meals together. Love You and all that you stood for you kindness and Love to us all.
- Kenneth L. Moody
 Added: Dec. 9, 2012
You blessed my life by being my wonderful mother-in-law. I miss and love you always. Thank you for letting me share your wonderful son. Delores
- Delores Moody McWhorter
 Added: Apr. 23, 2010
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