(ROANOKE) Graveside services for Gerald McCord, 85, of Roanoke will be Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Martin officiating.

Mr. McCord died Monday, Jan. 4, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Ga.

A Woodland native, Mr. McCord was born Jan. 20, 1935, the son of Virgil and Inez Daniel McCord. He was a member of Roanoke First United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict, and worked as a principal for Randolph County Board of Education.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Yvonne McCord of Roanoke; daughter, Sonja Fincher of Wedowee; son, James McCord (Jill) of Woodstock, Ga.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Billy McCord of Birmingham. McCord was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Virgil McCord Jr.

Pallbearers will be Josh McCord, Jason Trial, Ronnie Prince, Billy Walls, Adam Melton and Derek Farr.

The family requests no flowers at all for the service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.benefieldfhwedowee.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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