Inez McGill McWhorter

August 5, 1926 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Inez McWhorter Obituary

Mrs. Inez McGill McWhorter, 97 longtime resident of the Double Branches Community of Lincolnton, Ga. entered into rest on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at her residence.

The youngest daughter of the late Adolphus Cecil and Lillian Norman McGill, she was born on August 5, 1926 in Lincoln County. Inez grew up in Lincolnton and graduated from Lincolnton High School in 1943 and Hurst Business College in Augusta shortly afterwards. During WWII, she worked for Civil Service at Camp Gordon. After the war ended, she worked as a lab technician for Milliken Mills. Later, she and her husband, Billy owned and operated Price’s Store until his death in Cali, Colombia, South America in 1982. After his death, she continued to run the store until she retired. She was a member of Double Branches Baptist Church where she served diligently in all capacities.

Inez was a devoted mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She enjoyed life, all sports especially football games and she loved to go. “She would say, “If you don’t want me to go, don’t ask!” She enjoyed traveling and seeing many wonderful places here in the United States and abroad.

 Survivors include three sons, Fred A. McWhorter and wife Jane, William Thomas McWhorter, Jr.  and wife Kathy, John Price McWhorter and wife Denise; two daughters, Nancy M. Barnett and husband Danny and Lou Ann M. McKnight and husband Mason; sixteen grandchildren; thirty- three great- grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas “Billy” McWhorter, Sr.; brothers, Sam McGill, Aubrey McGill, Gene McGill, and Collins McGill; sister, Kathleen Beggs and grandson, Daniel Barnett.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11am at Lincolnton Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Double Branches Baptist Church Cemetery. On the morning of the funeral, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral, the family will receive friends at Lincolnton Baptist Church.

At her request, her grandsons will serve as pallbearers. They include Ben McWhorter, Ash Barnett, Ames Barnett, Will McWhorter, Reed McWhorter, Mason McKnight IV, Matt McKnight, Marshall McKnight and Billy McWhorter.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. Robert Williams, Bertha Kennebrew, Jean Leverett, Sherry Bennett and Empyrean Hospice for their care of Mrs. Inez during her illness.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Double Branches Baptist Church, c/o Bobby Strozier, 1464 Plantation Circle, Lincolnton, Ga. 30817.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Inez McGill McWhorter. 

*This obituary was transcribed from a handwritten copy that Mrs. Inez penned recently.

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February 21, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Lincolnton Baptist Church
Peachtree St.
Lincolnton, GA 30817

Funeral Service
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
Lincolnton Baptist Church
Peachtree St.
Lincolnton, GA 30817

Interment following funeral service
February 21, 2024

Double Branches Baptist Cemetery


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