Deborah Renee Fields Obituary

Deborah Renee Fields, age 60, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, September 9, 2022, at her home.

Deborah was born December 18, 1961, to John Clyde Hudgins, Jr. and Myrah Elvada Whitley Hudgins. She was united in marriage on March 4, 2000, to the love of her life, Phillip Gene Fields. Deborah’s passion for education and historical research propelled her to earn a bachelor’s degree in history. She was a farmer who enjoyed growing plants and raising animals. She loved animals, both alive and in the pan. Sewing, cooking, and traveling were a few of her favorite hobbies. Deborah loved her husband, and above all, she loved the Lord and studying the word of God. She was greatly loved by her family and will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John Clyde Hudgins, Jr. and Myrah Elvada Whitley Hudgins; step-father, Clarence (Toad) Thomasson; her father-in-law, Doyle Ray Fields and mother-in-law, Lucille Fields.


Her children include a son; daughter, Jacquelyne Smith; step-daughter, Coreen Laughter; and 14 grandchildren; sisters, Sandra King and husband Robert of Mt. Vernon, Texas, Linda Hudgins of Paris, Texas, Pat Shelley of Pine Bluff, North Carolina; and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at The Crossing in Mena, Arkansas, with Brother Victor Rowell officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.


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