Mary Sue Madison Eaves Field, 92, of McCrory, Arkansas departed this life on Monday, September 24, 2018 from the Unity Health-White County Medical Center of Searcy. Ms. Mary Sue was born on April 22, 1926 she was a resident of McCrory, Woodruff County, Arkansas, the daughter of James Clyde Madison and Annie Sue Raymond Madison. She attended McCrory School and lived in this area all of her life.
Ms. Mary Sue married A. W. “Dub” Eaves on January 16, 1945 after he returned from the South Pacific. They were married for forty five years and three months until cancer took him from his family. The couple was blessed with three children, Arnold Dale Eaves, Amarsha Sue Eaves Alumbaugh, and Sherri Kaye Eaves Garner. On October 28, 1990 she married Pat Odell Field of Texas. He had four children, Judell Field, Chris Field, Mary June Field Spurlock, and Terry Field. They were married for fourteen years until his death on June 7, 2005. During World War II she worked at an air craft plant in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Mary Sue worked in a café, Holders Clothing Store, Fore Drug Store and Royal Shoe Factory for three years. She retired from Rushing Grocery after fifteen years of service. She was a member of the McCrory First Baptist Church where she actively sang in the choir. Ms. Mary Sue loved to sing and give God the Glory. She didn’t know one note of music but she always said what I have was a gift from God. Her three favorite songs were How Great Thou Art, Whispering Hope, and His Eye is on the Sparrow. She loved several passages in the Bible but Psalms 91 was one of her favorites. Ms. Mary Sue enjoyed helping others in the nursing home and in the community. Ms. Mary Sue worked and was a volunteer at the Woodruff County Health Center. Her first love was her family. At home, she enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting, sewing, and working outside in her lawn. With the Quitman First Baptist Church at the age of 89 she traveled to New Mexico on her first mission trip. The trip was to Portales to a Baptist Children’s Home to help build and repair buildings. She was accompanied by her daughter, Susie and son-in-law Birdell Alumbaugh. Ms. Mary Sue helped the ladies in the kitchen and greeted everyone with a big smile as they entered the building. She enjoyed visiting with the children and the workers. She was ready to go on another mission trip. Her favorite color was blue her favorite flowers were yellow carnations and red roses with springtime being her favorite season of the year.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Clyde Madison and Annie Sue Raymond Madison, her husbands, Dub Eaves and Pat Field, four brothers, James Edward Madison, Wayne Oscar Madison, Randall Lee Madison, Derl Malcolm Madison, three sisters, Pauline Decima Madison Harrison, Baby Girl Madison, and Della Venia Madison.
Ms. Mary Sue is survived by three children, Arnold Dale Eaves and wife Mary Coffey Eaves of Newport, Arkansas, Amarsha Sue Eaves Alumbaugh and husband Birdell of Quitman, Arkansas, Sherri Kaye Eaves Garner and husband George of McCrory, Arkansas, one sister, Sissy Rushing and husband Walter of McCrory, Arkansas, twelve grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, nine nephews, seven nieces, four step-children, Judell, Chris, Mary June Field Spurlock, Terry Field and a host of friends.
The family requests that memorials may be made to the McCrory First Baptist Church 300 N. Fakes McCrory, Arkansas 72101.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Brad Alumbaugh, Paul Alumbaugh, Les Eaves, Todd Norris, Chance Stracner, Clayton Stracner and Scott Taylor.
Visitation will be on Thursday, September 27th between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Thompson-Wilson McCrory Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be on Friday, September 28th beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the McCrory First Baptist Church with Bro. Cecil Fuller, officiating. Interment will be in Fakes Cemetery.