Hazel Parker Campbell passed away surrounded by her loving family March 2, 2020. She was 100 years old. She wanted to live to be 100. We celebrated her birthday February 15th with 92 family and friends at the Virtues Golf Club in Newark, Ohio. She enjoyed every minute of it.
Hazel was born February 14, 1920 to the late Ralph and Ella Parker in Robbinsville, N.C. Later the family moved to a farm in Young Harris, Ga., along with her nine siblings. As a young girl, she was pretty much a tom boy, liking to fish, hunt and do anything outside. She played some pretty daring games with her siblings. Hazel married Robert Cecil Campbell October 12,1941 in Robbinsville, N.C. Robert passed away in 1993 after 52 years of marriage.
They had four children, Patricia Graham, of Pataskala, Ohio, Roger Campbell (Deb), Larry Campbell (Jan) all of Newark, Ohio and Susan Porter (Hal), of Lakeland, Fla. Her grandchildren are Michelle Royer, Columbus, Ohio, Brooke Campbell, Newark, Ohio, Chad Campbell (Cassie) of Waynesboro, Va., Heidi Saunders (Jim), Newark, Ohio, Chase Porter and Grant Porter (Jessica) of Lakeland, Fla. Great grandchildren are Elle and Cale Saunders of Newark, Ohio, Owen and Rhys Campbell of Waynesboro, Va. and soon to be Baby Girl Porter due to arrive in April.
After marriage she enjoyed being a home maker and raising her children. Her children were the joy of her life. She was known for her delicious Saturday night hamburgers and her Sunday family dinners. The family left N.C. in 1957 and moved to New York, then Pa. They came to Newark, Ohio in 1959 and have been there since.
Preceding her in death were her brothers Plato Parker, Ben Parker, J.R. Parker and Lowell Parker. Sisters Mary Eller and Evangeline Campbell. She is survived by siblings Harold Parker and Sue VanVynckt of N.C. and John Ray Parker of Ga.
Hazel thought her name was “Hazel” until she applied for Social Security in 1985 and found out the “Granny Woman” at birth had put “Effie Paulene” as her name on the birth certificate. The grandchildren enjoy calling her “Effie Paulene” at times. She had to have her name legally changed to “Hazel”.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.
Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 PM at Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, Ohio where the funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Gary Nelson officiating. Funeral Services will also be held Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Daniel Stewart will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1:00 till 3:00 pm at the chapel prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at the Old Mother Church Cemetery where she will join her late husband Robert Cecil Campbell.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Campbell family.
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