INDIAN LAND, SC ~ Mrs. Frances Furman Campbell, age 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was born April 30, 1918 in Raleigh, NC and was the wife of the late Woodrow ‘Woody’ W. Campbell. Frances was one of the strongest women you could ever know – even at the age of 99. She retired in 1980 after 41 years of service with Southern Bell Telephone Company. While there, she continually pushed the glass ceiling for women higher and higher. A widow for 36 years, she loved to play bridge – especially competitive duplicate bridge. Until just a few years ago, she was active with the Charlotte Bridge Center and at age 97, achieved the ACBL’s Life Master Award (2015). Frances was a resident of Charlotte, NC for 60 years, and has been a resident of Sun City Carolina Lakes for 10 years. She was surrounded by wonderful family, friends and neighbors. Mentally sharp to the end, she died peacefully in her sleep – a smile on her face.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by a daughter, Nancy Campbell Downing of Stamford, CT and son in law, Dickerson M. Downing; nephew, John Hicks and wife, Ginger Hicks of Madison, NJ; niece, Pamela Hicks Lymberis and husband, Ted Lymberis of Fort Mill, SC; nephew, Tom Hicks of Missoula, MT; niece, Joanna Colerain of Decatur, GA; a great niece, Mary Lymberis Eggert and husband Adam Eggert, and a great-great niece, Aurora Eggert all of Indian Land, SC.
Mrs. Campbell is preceded in death by her husband, and a sister, Marie Furman Hicks.
The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Frances will be 3:00 pm Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Burgess Funeral Home by Rev. Vivian Hart. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made in memory of Frances to a charity of your choice.
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Art Smith lit a candle on Sep 10 2017 11:38:43 PM
As a great friend of Nancy and Dickerson Downing since we were together at Duke Univ. in the early 1970s, I came to know and love Frances from the days she and Woody gave us shelter at their home in Charlotte for a Bob Dylan concert. Frances had an infectious laugh and was remarkably kind to Nancy's friends -- even the ones like me who told bad jokes. Frances will be missed -- but always remembered fondly for her sweetness and loving nature.
Submitted by Arthur L Smith on Sep 10 2017 11:37:55 PM
My Condolences To The Campbell,
So sorry for your loss. Through heartfelt prayer, you can experience, "the peace of God that excel all thought." Philippians 4:7. With Heartfelt Regret,
Submitted by F. T. on Sep 8 2017 10:53:33 AM
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F. Taylor lit a candle on Sep 8 2017 10:51:46 AM
Ms Frances was a dear friend and neighbor for 10 years. We often played bridge together and also shared "wine time" frequently. She said that the secret to her longevity was Chardonnay. I will miss her greatly.
Submitted by Sherry Ede on Sep 6 2017 05:54:40 PM
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