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Radney Funeral Home – Saraland

1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL

OBITUARY

Carolyn Graydon Empfield

July 19, 1933January 7, 2020
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Carolyn Graydon Empfield, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at a local hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald I. Empfield, Sr., parents, James Mercer and Lillie Mae Mullins Graydon , infant son, James Doyle Empfield and brother, Charles Ronald Graydon.

Carolyn was a longtime member of Chickasaw First Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, camping and traveling in their motorhome over the years. She enjoyed game days with her family and playing Wii bowling at her senior residence home. She loved her shopping days with her daughter and was lovingly nicknamed “Miss Hollywood” by her friends at the residence. She was always happy to let others know that her job over the years was “working for lawyers”. She was a proud legal secretary for many years. Mrs. Empfield is survived by her children; Carol Barlow (Hugh), David Lee Empfield and Donald Irwin Empfield, Jr. (Rhonda). She is also survived by her brother, James Alvin Graydon (Julie), seven grandchildren; Nicole, David, Jr., Natalie, Daniel, Kristen, Nick, Caroline; four great-grandchildren; Hannah, Christian, Nathan and Liam.

Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home-Saraland on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Carol Barlow and Hugh, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • David Lee Empfield, Son
  • Donald Irwin Empfield, Jr. and Rhonda, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • James Alvin Graydon and Julie, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Donald I. Empfield, Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • James Mercer and Lillie Mae Mullins Graydon, Parents (deceased)
  • James Doyle Empfield, Son (deceased)
  • Charles Ronald Graydon, Brother (deceased)
  • She is also survived by seven grandchildren; Nicole, David, Jr., Natalie, Daniel, Kristen, Nick, Caroline, four great-grandchildren; Hannah, Christian, Nathan and Liam.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Biography

Carolyn Graydon Empfield, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at a local hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donald I. Empfield, Sr., parents, James Mercer and Lillie Mae Mullins Graydon , infant son, James Doyle Empfield and brother, Charles Ronald Graydon.

Carolyn was a longtime member of Chickasaw First Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, camping and traveling in their motorhome over the years. She enjoyed game days with her family and playing Wii bowling at her senior residence home. She loved her shopping days with her daughter and was lovingly nicknamed “Miss Hollywood” by her friends at the residence. She was always happy to let others know that her job over the years was “working for lawyers”. She was a proud legal secretary for many years.

Mrs. Empfield is survived by her children; Carol Barlow (Hugh), David Lee Empfield and Donald Irwin Empfield, Jr. (Rhonda). She is also survived by her brother, James Alvin Graydon (Julie), seven grandchildren; Nicole, David, Jr., Natalie, Daniel, Kristen, Nick, Caroline; four great-grandchildren; Hannah, Christian, Nathan and Liam.

Visitation will be held at Radney Funeral Home-Saraland on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.