Viola Fortenberry Campbell

Viola Fortenberry Campbell, 89, of Midland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Viola was born in Copiah County, Mississippi on December 17, 1924. She graduated from Hazlehurst High School, Hazlehurst, Mississippi and attended Judson College, Marion, Alabama. Viola was married to S. Earl Campbell on July 30, 1955; they were married 44 years. Mrs. Campbell worked as an administrative assistant for 21 years. She was a former member of the Midland-Odessa Chorale, Symphony Guild, Musicians Club, First Baptist Church choir, Twentieth Century Study Club, Ein Amie Book Review Club. Viola is preceded in death by her husband S. Earl Campbell; son, William W. Campbell; brothers, Harold and Frank Fortenberry; sisters, Nelle McDonald and Louise Harris; and her parents, O.Z. and Ethel Corley Fortenberry. Mrs. Campbell is survived by son Greg Campbell (Vicki); daughter Sheila Nicholl (Carl); and daughter-in-law Carleen Campbell. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive Mrs. Campbell. Visitation will be held at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Ellis Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at Resthaven Cemetery, with a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas, Midland, Texas 79701 or First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana, Midland Texas 79701. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered at

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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on Apr. 6, 2014