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Elizabeth Ann Fowler Eaves, age 75

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Elizabeth Ann Fowler Eaves, age 75, of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, July 7, 2017.

She was a native of Rutherford County and the daughter of the late Clarence Hicks Fowler and the late Annie Hodge Fowler. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton and attended Piedmont Baptist Church. She had worked for Grindstaff's Interiors, PPG Industries, Rutherford Hospital and the Dairy Goat Association but was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the Thermal Belt Model A Club. She was an avid animal lover and loved to fish, read and cross-stitch. Elizabeth was a graduate of R-S Central High School, attended Appalachian Teachers College and Cecils Business College. She was the local campaign manager for the late Sen. Jessie Helms and played the organ at Calvary Baptist Church for several years but most of all she was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband: Jerry Maurice Eaves Sr. whom she was married to for 55 years as of June 30, 2017.

Three Sons: Jerry Maurice Eaves, Jr. of Ashland, VA Gregory Scott Eaves and wife Laura Ann of Greenville, Chadwick Joel Eaves of Rutherfordton. Four grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at Piedmont Baptist Church with Rev. Ad Hopper, Rev. Dean Baughn and Rev. Tim Marsh officiating. Interment was held at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Rutherfordton. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Rutherford Hospital and Hospice of Rutherford County for the care given to Elizabeth during her illness.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County at PO Box 336 Forest City, NC 28043.

McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in charge of the arrangements.

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