of Fifty Six, AR
February 6, 1942 - November 28, 2021
Margaret Eaker Alexander, of Fifty Six, Arkansas passed away Sunday November 28, 2021 in Mountain Home. She was 79.Margaret was born in Fort Stockton, Texas February 6, 1942 to Robert Bailey Eaker and Cordelia McGehee Eaker. She never forgot her Texas heritage. In 1955, at the Faith Tabernacle in Odessa, Texas Margaret was saved. She lived her life praising God with each beat of her heart. Margaret was an inspiration for all those around her. As a wife, mother, Mimi, and friend Margaret was a great encourager and recognized potential in each person she met.When she was fourteen Margaret's family moved from the sand and tumbleweeds of West Texas to the rocks and hills of Stone County Arkansas. They settled near Alco and Margaret attended school at Timbo. She graduated as valedictorian of Timbo High School in 1960. On August 29, 1960 she married R.C. Alexander. Margaret and R.C. were blessed with two children, Gregg Lynn and Kimberly Ann. After the birth of her children Margaret earned her Master of Science in Education. She began her teaching career in 1972 at Timbo. Later she taught school at Mountain View until her retirement in 2006. Although Margaret retired from teaching in 2006, she was a lifelong educator. Margaret loved to learn new things and had a knack of sharing her knowledge in a loving way. In addition to teaching school Margaret worked at Blanchard Springs Caverns near Fifty Six until a stroke changed her life on June 2, 2011. While teaching and working at Blanchard Springs Margaret made precious lifelong friends. Margaret loved to spend time with her family. Her love for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren was profound. She also loved to travel. She and R.C. traveled to many states and visited many of the places that Margaret had longed to see. She had a passion for antiques and found delight in finding a piece that could be useful once again. Margaret is survived by her husband, R.C., her children: Gregg (Donna) Alexander of Flippin, Kim Hudspeth (Tim) of Fifty Six, grandchildren: Zach Alexander, Lindsay (Blake) Marotti, Grant Hudspeth, Audra Hudspeth, Kyle (Alisha) Benedict, Bryan (Andrea) Benedict; eight great-grandchildren, her sister Bernice Thornton of Quitman, Arkansas; and several dearly loved nieces and nephews.Margaret was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Cordelia Eaker, her brother Bob Eaker, and one sister Virginia Crawford.A graveside service will be 11:00 am Wednesday December 1, 2021 at Spoonflat Cemetery near Fifty Six with Bro. Gary Don Fletcher officiating.Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Spoonflat Cemetery, c/o Mrs. Bonnie Cartwright, 1391 Cartwright Road, Fifty Six, AR, 72533Arrangements are by Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville.
RC and family - I met Margaret when I began working at Blanchard Springs Caverns. Margaret always had a big smile when she came to work. Whenever I had programs to write involving schools, Margaret would help me out with them. She was a pleasure to work with. I'm so sorry she's gone - she was a really beautiful person, in every sense of the word.
My sympathy to Margaret & R. C's family, my sister Donna R Moore graduated with her and we all knew each other. I lived in So. CA & moved back here in 2012 due to family illness. Margaret was always smilng.
RC, Kim, and Gregg, I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Alexander’s passing. She was one of the best teachers I had. I always thought she was so beautiful. 6th grade seems like a long time ago but I remember her like it was yesterday. Prayers for your families!
I am so sorry to hear this. Mrs. Alexander was my 6th grade teacher at Timbo. She was such an excellent teacher and also one of my favorites. Prayers for the family.
So sorry to hear about your families loss many prayers sent your way
We were so sad to hear of Margaret’s death. We extend our deepest sympathy to you, R C and your family.
So sorry to of Mrs. Alexandra’s passing, prayers for her family!
Margaret was such a lovely lady. I’m sure she will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family for peace and comfort.
Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. She was my 6th grade teacher at Timbo school. So sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry to hear about her passing. Our prayers with you.
Greg and family, We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Praying for God's comfort and peace to be with you all.
I am a little late catching on to the news of Margaret's transfer to a wonderful heaven. She was a lady, a real lady with a beautiful spirit. Her children are a witness to her character. God Bless R.C. ,Kim and Greg and families. May Holy Spirit the Great Comforter be with all of you.
The most beautiful person I ever had the pleasure of knowing! Loved our happy Tuesdays. So sorry for the family’s loss. She will truly be missed. ❤️
Gregg & Donna, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Heaven acquired another angel.
RC, Kim, and Gregg we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. May God comfort you all.
Gregg, Donna, and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Love you all.
So sorry for the loss of your mother. Love,thoughts and prayers for you and the family.❤️🙏
Gregg, I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. Terry Whitley
So sorry for you loss. Margaret was always so kind to us. You’re in my thoughts and prayers
RC,Kim, Gregg and all the family. Our prayers are with you, may the God we serve comfort you in your loss. I have fond memories of growing up as neighbor and friend with Margaret and her family. She and I reminisced not long ago of those times. I loved her and will miss her a friend and classmate at Timbo School. God Bless you all!
Margaret was a precious lady!! She was always so cheerful and a wonderful teacher that loved her job and teaching the kids. My daughter, Lindsey, had her as a teacher at Mtn View and loved her. She will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to the family.
Gregg and families may your Mother rest in peace know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
R.C., Gregg, Kim and families,I am so sorry to hear about Margaret's passing. She was such a sweetheart and always had a kind word, a smile and a hug. I consider you all family to me and did her as well and she will be missed. My prayers and love are with you all.Dawn and family
So very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mrs. Alexander was my 6th grade teacher. Later in life, I worked with her. She was a very sweet lady. She will be greatly missed.
We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort being lifted for your family... Dee and Hasty Williams
Hello Greg,, sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers go out to you and the family. Stay safe.
So sorry Gregg , Donna and all the family, she was a wonderful lady
I am so sorry for our loss of such a sweet lady but it is heaven's gain. My prayers will be with all the family and friends.
I’m so sorry. She was Precious .
Gregg, Donna, and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.Sharmin, Casey, & Logan.
Please accept my deepest sympathy Judith
Sorry for the family’s loss prayers
Uncle R.C., Gregg & Kim. It's heartbreaking that I can't get Mom there on Wednesday. Just know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Margaret. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
So very sad to hear about Margaret passing. She was such a sweet person with a beautiful smile to match.
Gregg and family so very sorry for your loss. Gods speed my friend.
Praying for the Alexander family so that they may find peace in this trying time.
So sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for your family during this time.
Gregg and Kim, sending you and yours my condolences and love. I have many precious memories of your mom. It takes a village, and I always consider her part of mine.
So sorry to hear about Margaret. My son Brian had her in the 6th grade. RC you and your family are in our prayers. God bless you all.
What a wonderful lady who will be missed by all who knew her. I will never forget her beautiful smile or encouraging words every time we had a chance to visit. God truly called another angel home.
Gregg, Donna and families, please know that your in our prayers🌹