Dateline: March 16, 2006

Lloyd McCord, age 96, died Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Anson, Texas.

Services with firefighter honors were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in the First Baptist Church in Clarendon with Norman Rushing, Baptist minister from Childress, officiating. Burial was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon with arrangements by Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc.

McCord was born March 16, 1909, in Howe, Texas, and was a Clarendon resident for more than 66 years. He married Frances Marie Hearn on August 13, 1939, in Groom. He had been a farmer and rancher, worked at a local service station, ran a milk delivery route, and managed a local lumberyard at various times throughout his life before his retirement.

He was a devoted member of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department for more than 60 years, having held several offices and was in charge of many projects throughout his membership. He was a former member of the city council and a former member of the Elks Lodge. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, where he had served in various capacities including church treasurer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, on January 18, 1997.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise Morrow, and husband, John Tom, of Littlefield, and Sue Hardy of Canyon; one son, Lloyd Lynn McCord, and wife, Jessica, of Hawley, Texas; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were T.W. McAnear, Jiggs Mann, Jim Roberts, Ray Pinkerton, Buddy Wootten, and Burl Hollar. Honorary bearers were the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department Firefighters.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 364, Clarendon, Texas 79226-0346.

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