STEPHENVILLE J.A. McWhorter, 82, a loving, dedicated husband and father, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007, at 1:30 p.m.

A private family graveside service was held at Oakdale Cemetery in Stephenville.

He was born Oct. 9, 1924, at home in Hood County to John Alvin McWhorter and Hannah Crook McWhorter. J.A. grew up in Wolfforth, and lived most of his working life in Hereford. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1949 after receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy during War World II.