Elizabeth McCarver


WHITE HALL — Martha Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor McCarver, 81, of White Hall, formerly of Pine Bluff, died at White Hall Nursing Home here Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

She was born April 26, 1931, in Russellville, to Willard J. and Jessie Maines Taylor. She was raised and received her education there, graduating from Russellville High School in 1949. At 30- and 50-year reunions of her class, her peers voted her their least-changed classmate.

She developed a musical gift and became a recognized community pianist and church organist, serving 60 years at several locations, primarily Forrest Park Baptist Church and Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. She also worked as a secretary at Forrest Park, First Assembly of God Church and Watson Chapel Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, and the Pine Bluff Arsenal. She was a member of Matthews Memorial.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Anna Jane “Tommy” Taylor; and her former husband and the father of her children, Oran Hughes “Mac” McCarver.

Survivors include a son, David McCarver (Sarah) of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Beth McCarver Joslin (Rick) of White Hall; a sister, Emma Taylor Grimsley of Arlington; three grandsons, Chris McCarver (Melodi) of San Antonio, Texas, Lance McCarver (Michelle) of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Nicholas Koberlein of White Hall; a granddaughter, Ann McCarver Bartholomew (Matt) of San Antonio; and her nursing home roommate, Betty Lou Joslin.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Ralph Robinson and Son Funeral Chapel with Rev. M.L. Faler officiating. The family will receive visitors there from 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Russellville at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of contributions to Matthews Memorial Baptist Church at 3820 West 20th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71603, or the Jefferson County Humane Society at P.O. Box 2233, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71613.