Martha Carter


WHITE HALL — Martha G. Carter, 93, of White Hall, passed away, Monday, April 8, 2013, at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.

Born March 20, 1920, in Buckville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Elmer A. and Tinnie Bradley Tate. She was reared and received her education in Hope, Ark., graduating from Spring Hill High School. After high school, she attended Davis Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Carter became a License Practical Nurse and worked for Davis Hospital until it closed. She then worked for Jefferson Regional Medical Center until her retirement.

In 1944 she married Royce C. Carter, Sr.; they had three children and shared many years together, until his death in 1976. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Freddie Carter; brother, Irvin Tate; sister, Mary Brockman and son-in-law, Larry Nelson.

She is survived by daughter Georgia (Mack) Dixon, of Sheridan; son Royce C. Carter, Jr., of Pine Bluff; daughter-in-law, Linda Carter, of White Hall; seven grandchildren, Gene (Sylvia) Nelson, Marie (Tommy) Self, all of Sheridan, Amanda (Jay) Carter, Shane Carter, all of White Hall, Jerry Don Carter, of Pine Bluff, Dustin Bievns, of Redfield and Paula Carter; seven great-grandchildren, Candice (Randy) Covington, Rayena and Katie Carter, Kayla and Kortni Nelson, Joanna Jackson, Eugene Buzbee; one great-great-grandson, Spencer Covington.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Bert Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Robinson’s. Friends may sign the online register at www.ralphrobinsonandson.com.