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Fred Lanier McCord Jr.

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Fred Lanier McCord Jr.

July 27, 2018 - 05:00
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Oct. 28, 1945- July 23, 2018

One of Atlanta’s best known photographers, Fred Lanier McCord, Jr., Oct. 28, 1945, passed away peacefully on July 23, 2018 after one last battle with pneumonia at home on Lake Oconee.

The days before he went to be with the Lord, he was surrounded by friends, family and loved ones.

Graveside services will commence at 2 p.m. on Thursday July 26 at the Torbert family plot in Greensboro City Cemetery. For directions, contact McCommons Funeral Home at 706-453-2626.

Fred was born in Atlanta to the late Virginia Torbert Lewis of Greensboro and Fred Lanier McCord Sr. of Covington on Oct. 28, 1945.

Fred was an avid sailor, fisherman, great husband, father, grandfather and friend. He attended Georgia State University.

A self taught black and white film developer, he became one of the most respected printers with the most desirable dark room in the Southeastern US.

He is survived by his wife, Joy LeCraw; daughter, Meaghan Torbert McCord; brother, Millard Caldwell McCord; sister, Susan Lanier Alcorn along with her husband Robert Alcorn and her daughter, Austin McCord; a stepdaughter, Melissa Alvarado and her son Val Alvarado.

In leu of flowers, please donate to the Fred L McCord Jr. scholarship at YMCA Camp High Harbour

McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626,was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.