Carol Empson McCord

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Carol Empson McCord, 79, died peacefully at her daughter's home in Birmingham on Friday evening, March 11, 2016, after a long illness. She was born July 11, 1936, in Harrisburg, Ill., the daughter of Mabel Darnall and Glenn Empson. Her beloved husband, Col. Chancey Kelly McCord, died in 1999. In their life together as a military family, Carol and Kelly McCord lived and worked in several states in the U.S. as well as in Germany, before retiring in Anniston. She is survived by five children, Martha McCord Leary (husband, Victor), of Lawton, Okla., Laura McCord Aronne (husband, Massimo), of Long Beach, Calif., Sarah McCord (husband, Mark Salman), of Seattle, Wash., Anne McCord, of Birmingham and Steve McCord (wife, Kathrine Young), of Seattle, Washington. Her older sister, Connie Empson Kracala died in 2012; her younger sister, Lila Empson lives in Austin, Texas. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Kristen Leary Todd (husband, Casey), of Lawton, Okla., Benjamin Chancey Salman, of Palo Alto Calif., Jonathan McCord Salman and Catherine Mary Salman, of Seattle, Wash. and Isabella McCord Aronne, of Long Beach, Calif. and four great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Anniston on April 9, 2016 at 2 p.m.
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Grace Episcopal Church
1000 Leighton Ave
Anniston, AL 36207
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 27, 2016