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1938 Sue 2023

Eleanor "Sue" Fairchild Tubbs

July 10, 1938 — August 30, 2023



Eleanor (Sue) Fairchild Tubbs passed away on 30 August 2023 in Madison, AL. at the age of 85. She was born July 10, 1938 in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania.

She graduated from Spartansburg High School, which she attended with Charles W. Tubbs, her future husband. After high school she began writing columns for the local newspaper. When at a county fair, she asked a friend what had happened to Charles Tubbs--the friend gave her his mailing address. Charles Tubbs had joined the United States Air Force and the two began a correspondence which led to romance and a family of their own as they were married on May 6, 1961. Sue and Charles started their family on an air force base in Wichita, Kansas before moving to Hoover, AL in the early 70s. She moved to Madison, Alabama in 2021.

Sue loved being with children and she worked as a kindergarten/pre-school teacher for many years.

She attended Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church for many years and spent countless hours in the church nursery on Sunday mornings. She was also involved in United Methodist Women and multiple Sunday School Classes. Always involved and rarely responsible, she earned the nickname "Atlanta" because "everything has to go through Atlanta."

She was known for helping her teen sons prepare and deliver the newspaper early every morning, and for providing quality childcare for friends and family.

She also supported her sons in the Methodist Youth Fellowship by providing Sunday evening dinners and creative ways to help the group raise money. She worked hard on the orchard fruit sales and was very much into newspaper recycling before it was cool.

She transferred to Riverchase UMC later in life and continued her involvement in church activities. She was very proud of her civic duty as a poll worker for many years and was promoted to Polling Precinct Captain due to her commitment and dedication.

She is predeceased by her brother, Richard (Dick) Fairchild of Erie, Pennsylvania and by her husband, Charles W. Tubbs who passed on April 22, 2006.

She is survived by her sister, Marguerite Jones, of Erie Pennsylvania, her two sons, Rev. David Tubbs (Elizabeth) of Madison, and William Tubbs (Susan Baker) of Boston, and her four grandchildren, Julia Alton Tubbs (Kansas City, MO), Will G. Tubbs (Charlotte, NC), Dana Baker-Tubbs (Allentown, PA) and Lauren Baker-Tubbs (San Diego, CA).

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