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Paula A. Murdock-Green

May 24, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
Paula A. Murdock-Green - Submitted photo

Paula Ann Murdock-Green departed from her earthly home on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at her mother's home in Hot Springs, Ark.

She was born on March 29, 1963, in Greenville, Ohio, to the union of Paul Chambers and Louise Chambers.

She was proceeded in death by her maternal grandparents: Leona Williams and Jeffery Graves Sr.; paternal grandparents, Travis Chambers and Minnie Witcher; and her eldest brother, Willie Logan Jr.

Paula grew up as a member of the Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ, under Bishop S.R. Chambers. In her latter life, she joined Unity Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Elder Hosea Malone. She was an avid churchgoer and had a deep love for gospel music. Throughout her years, she often sang at local churches in her community.

Paula's education began at Eastside Elementary School, continued to Greenwood Elementary School, and ultimately graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1981. After graduation, she attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. During her school days, she played basketball for Southwest Junior High and Hot Springs High.

Prior to her illness, Paula worked at the Community Service Office as a Family Service worker for the Early Head Start program. She loved her job and enjoyed working with the children and their families. She also worked many years in the hotel industry, with her last position being a front desk supervisor for Hotel Hot Springs. Additionally, she had a passion for listening to music, making and collecting jewelry, potting plants, doll collecting, and thrifting with her mom and sister. Her true love was spending time with her children, grandchildren, family and friends.

She leaves behind to cherish the memories of her mother: Missionary Louise Chambers of Hot Springs; her father, Paul (Bertha) Chambers of Senatobia, Miss.; her husband, Paul Green of Hot Springs; her children, Derrick (Sherri) Chambers Sr. and Shawn Thomas II of Hot Springs, Ja'Corie (Vanessa) Chambers of Haslet, Texas; and her sister, Denise (David) Chambers of Cedar Hill, Texas; her brothers, Phillip (Laura) Logan of Little Rock, Ark., Donald Logan of Dallas, Texas, Mark (Wilma) Thompson of Mukilteo, Wash., and Briant Chambers of Hot Springs. A special aunt, Nola Roberts of Hot Springs; and a cousin, Dwayne Graves of Arlington, Texas. She also leaves behind to cherish 11 precious grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Carrigan's Memorial Funeral Services, 336 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs.

The funeral will be at noon Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Unity Church of God in Christ, 200 Gardner, Hot Springs.

The guest registry is at

Arrangements are entrusted to Carrigan Memorial Funeral Services.

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