Margaret Eaker Alexander

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Graveside Service
Spoonflat Cemetery
Highway 14
Fifty Six, AR  72533
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
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Spoonflat Cemetery
Highway 14
Fifty Six, AR  72533
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105


Spoonflat Cemetery c/o Mrs. Bonnie Cartwright
1391 Cartwright Road
Fifty Six, AR  72533

Margaret Eaker Alexander

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, 72533

Arrangements are by Roller-Burns Funeral Home in Yellville.


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Tony Guinn
Mountain View, AR
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Saturday, December 11, 2021

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.

Doris J Richardson Hamilton
Mountain View, AR
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Thursday, December 9, 2021

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.

Carla Southern-Cutrer
Timbo, AR
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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!

Donya (Branscum) Keaton
Mountain Home, AR
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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.

FayeRene Gammill Neighbors
Hot Springs, AR
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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

So sorry to hear about your families loss many prayers sent your way

Bob and Gloria Balentine
Mtn View, AR
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

We were so sad to hear of Margaret’s death. We extend our deepest sympathy to you, R C and your family.

Shawn and Ladeanna Strutton
Timbo, AR
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

So sorry to of Mrs. Alexandra’s passing, prayers for her family!

Sondra Gammill Cownie
Denver, NC
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Margaret was such a lovely lady. I’m sure she will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family for peace and comfort.

Diane Southern Phillips
Alco, AR
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Prayers for peace and comfort for the family. She was my 6th grade teacher at Timbo school. So sorry for your loss.

Dan and Patricia Stewart
MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR
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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about her passing. Our prayers with you.

Steve and Judy Martin
Flippin, AR
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Monday, December 6, 2021

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.

Mike Hill
Mountain View, AR
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Saturday, December 4, 2021

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.

Laura Phillips
Flippin, AR
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Friday, December 3, 2021

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. ❤️

Antonette Ponder
Flippin, AR
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Friday, December 3, 2021

Gregg & Donna, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Heaven acquired another angel.

Ann and Kevin Cartwright
Fifty Six, AR
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Thursday, December 2, 2021

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.

Gary and Suzanne Griffin
Flippin, AR
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Gregg, Donna, and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Love you all.

Rebecca Sanders
Flippin, AR
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

So sorry for the loss of your mother. Love,thoughts and prayers for you and the family.❤️🙏

Terry Cheryl Whitley
Jonesboro, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Gregg, I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. Terry Whitley

Cindy Moore Kelly
North Pole, AK
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

So sorry for you loss. Margaret was always so kind to us. You’re in my thoughts and prayers

Odis and Patsy Stevens
Timbo, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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!

Debbie Carr
Mountain View, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.

Gary and Joyce Mellin
Cotter, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Gregg and families may your Mother rest in peace know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dawn Welch Branscum
Fifty Six, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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

Mary Jane Erwin
Flippin, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

So very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Melanie Gilbert
Timbo, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.

Dee Williams
YELLVILLE, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort being lifted for your family... Dee and Hasty Williams

Roy L. Brooks Jr.
Enland, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Hello Greg,, sorry to hear about your mother. Our prayers go out to you and the family.
Stay safe.

Kriss Yunker
Flippin, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

So sorry Gregg , Donna and all the family, she was a wonderful lady

Mazie Lee
Onia, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.

Cindy Cooper Yancey
Cotter, AR
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

I’m so sorry. She was Precious .

Sharmin Jennings
Viola, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Gregg, Donna, and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Sharmin, Casey, & Logan.

Judith R. Bearden
Yellville, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Please accept my deepest sympathy
Judith

John massey
Flippin, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Sorry for the family’s loss prayers

Lisa Gross-Steinfort; Bernice Thornton
Nabb, IN
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Monday, November 29, 2021

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.

Jamie Garner
Branson, MO
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Monday, November 29, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about Mrs. Margaret. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.

Donald and Carol Cartwright
Fifty Six,
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Monday, November 29, 2021

So very sad to hear about Margaret passing. She was such a sweet person with a beautiful smile to match.

Brice & Sandy Smith
Yellville, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Gregg and family so very sorry for your loss. Gods speed my friend.

Jason Parsons & Family
Flippin, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Praying for the Alexander family so that they may find peace in this trying time.

Susan and Paul Johnson
Flippin,
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Monday, November 29, 2021

So sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for your family during this time.

Cindy Anderson Stage
Conway, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

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.

Glenda Martin
Mountain View, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

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.

Tim Beaver
Flippin, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

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.

The Sessions Families
Valley Springs, AR
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Gregg, Donna and families, please know that your in our prayers🌹