Loretta Upchurch McWhorter was born January 15, 1946 the daughter of the late Teddy and Alene Chriswell Upchurch. She departed this life Friday evening, June 30, 2017 at Baptist Health Lexington reaching an age of 71 years.
On August 1, 1963, she united in marriage with Prentis McWhorter, Jr. who passed away July 3, 1991.
To this union four children surviveLois Ann and husband Ervin Rose, Jody and husband Web Upchurch, Prentis and his wife Melissa McWhorter and Thomas McWhorter.
Two childrenJoy Lee and Linda Faye McWhorter passed away in 1971 as result of a house fire.
Also surviving are her grandchildrenCortney (Travis) Flowers, Amber (Justin) Thomason, Ashley Rose (Jim Harper), McKenzie, Carlie and Clay Upchurch, Malachi and Mathias McWhorter, Taylor, Kaydynce and Raylyn McWhorter; great-grandchildrenNicholas, Zoey, Miley, Cade and Paisley; siblingsJeanette Decker, Ruth Volz, Sue Earlywine, Betty Jean Carpenter, Joyce Cooper, Martha Hendrix, Kenneth, Willard and Carl Bruce Upchurch.
She is also preceded in death by her siblingsGene, Stella, Edna Mae, Carolyn and Robert Lee Upchurch.
She had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a member of Whispering Pines Worship.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 in the funeral home chapel with burial following in the Alexander Cemetery.
Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on July 11, 2017