James R. "Jim" and Joyce McCord of Bethlehem are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, July 17.
They were united in marriage July 17, 1971 at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, with the Rev. Kenneth Gates officiating. Attendants were the late George Dillon and June Owrasky Willoughby.
Joyce McCord is the daughter of the late Ernie and Margaret Hart Haught. She is retired from Ohio County Schools.
McCord is the son of the late Wayne and Allene Mitchell McCord. He is retired from the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. after 40 years of employment and is now contracting for RG Steel LLC.
They have two children. Tthe family includes Deborah Kropp Johnson and her husband, John, of Toledo, Ohio, and Brian and his wife, Amy, of Lawrenceville, N.J. They have two grandchildren.
To celebrate their anniversary, they will be going on a cruise to Hawaii.