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Libby Fields, wife of W.C. Fields, passes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Rebecca Elizabeth Hagan Fields (Libby), the wife of W.C. Fields, vice president for public relations and director of Baptist Press from 1959-87, died May 23. She was 77.

Fields was a graduate of Georgetown College and studied at the University of Kentucky and Belmont University. She taught English at W.A. Bass Middle School in Nashville for 23 years.

She was a member of Woodmont Baptist Church where she taught children in Sunday school, was a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union and the church choir.

She is survived by her husband, three children, 10 grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted May 25 at 2 p.m. at Woodmont Baptist Church.

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