Jo D Carder

Resident of Dahlonega

Mrs. Jo D Carder, age 90, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Mrs. Carder was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was born on January 2, 1929 to the late William and Harriett Abercrombie McClure.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Nathaniel Carder and brother James A. McClure.  Mrs. Carder was the oldest living member of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.  She was a strong and loving mother having raised up four daughters all in the same way.  Mrs. Carder was affectionately called grandmother by her grandchildren.  She loved living on the farm she grew up on.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Ann Carder and Tracy Grizzle, Dahlonega, Mary Jo and Russell Hester, Cleveland, Deborah and Ronald Couch, Clermont, and Gayle and Wayne White, Gainesville; sister Irene Hinson, Columbia, SC; sister-in-law Shirley McClure, Dahlonega; grandchildren Mike Smith and Dixie Truelove, David and Beth Smith, Lori Smith Baker, Jeremy Walters, DeEnna Walters, Jason and Stacie Couch, Amanda and Shane Grier, Matt and Catherine White, Courtney White and Daniel Byrnes, Laketa and Mike Cathey, and Katrina Hester and Joel Dockery; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.  The Rev. Les Fuller and Mr. Mike Smith officiated.  Interment followed in Philippi Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Philippi Baptist Church c/o Tracy Sutton, 217 Meadow Lane, Dahlonega, GA 30533 or Mt. Gilead Baptist Church c/o Jim McClure, P.O. Box 835, Dahlonega, GA 30533.

To share a memory of Mrs. Carder or a condolence with the family visit

Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 36,
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Phone: 706-864-3613
Fax: 706-864-5812