PENSCOLA, Fla. — Veda Jeanette Murray Ard, 84, of Penscola, Florida, formerly of Pine Bluff, died January 5, 2014, in Pensacola. She was born August 1, 1929, in Sardis, Ark. to Coy M. and Etta Covington Murray, Sr.
She was a 1947 graduate of Pine Bluff High School. While living in Pine Bluff, she was a member of Matthews Memorial Baptist Church.
Mrs. Ard worked as an Associate Real Estate Broker for McNew Realty Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, J.T. Ard; Siblings, Coy Murray, Jr., Hugh B. Murray, Bobbie M. Doss, Doris M. Bates, Fredia M. Crisp and Mildred M. Hartzell.
She is survived by her children, J.T. Ard, Jr. of Batesville, Paula J. Ard of Pensacola, and grandchildren, J.T. Ard, III, and Megan Ard, and two great grandchildren.
Memorial graveside services will be Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Providence Cemetery, by Ralph Robinson and Son. Memorials may be made to Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, PO Box 1124, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603. Online register:ralphrobinsonandson.com.