Murray Carder, 73, of Pine Bluff, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Mr. Carder was born January 11, 1941, in Pine Bluff, the son of the late Clifford and Bonnie Murray Carder. Mr. Carder was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff and White Hall, where he graduated from White Hall High School.
He was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He was a member of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from International Paper Company in 2000, after forty years of service and was a member of the Quarter Century Club.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Maurina LeAnn Carder. Survivors include his wife, Carole Lites Carder, whom he married in December of 1963, in Star City; son, Steve Carder (Kennetha) of Bella Vista; daughter, Candace Williams of Fayetteville; three grandsons, who were the light of his life, Carder Williams, John Walker Williams and Jack Williams, all of Fayetteville; brother, James Carder (Barbara) of Memphis; sister, Mollie Jenkins (T. L.) of White Hall.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors with Dr. Roger Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Grapevine Cemetery at Grapevine. The family received friends at Robinson’s Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, 5130 Bobo Road, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. Online register: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.