Mayme Viola Fortenberry Campbell

December 27, 1924April 2, 2014

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 pm Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Ellis Funeral Home. A private burial will be held at 9:00 am Monday, April 7, 2014 at Resthaven Cemetery with a memorial service at 10:00 am 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.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 7, 2014

Mayme Viola Fortenberry Campbell

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Carl & Sheila Nicholl

April 6, 2014

In memory of a loving mother, devoted Grandmother, and a tolerant mother-in-law. Viola was there for her grandson Gregory Mark Nicholl during his darkest hour and was rewarded by Greg's two precious great grandchildren (Zoe & Ethan Nicholl). Kyle Nicholl her grandson from Amarillo, Texas had the privilege of spending well over an hour with Viola just days before she called home by our LORD. Sheila was able to visit by phone with Viola a few days ago. On behalf of Carl, Sheila, Gregory & Kyle Nicholl we will miss Viola and celebrate her reunion with Earl, Bill and all who passed before her.

Elizabeth Ann & Bing Perilloux

April 5, 2014

In loving memory of a beautiful and wonderful aunt. We will love you and miss you until God reunites us with you and our other family and friends to be with Him throughout eternity.