James Campbell

James Campbell, 79, passed away Feb. 8, 2006 in DeFuniak Springs, FL. He was born July 19, 1926 in Dale County, AL, to L.S. and Elizabeth Beasley Campbell.

Campbell had been a resident of Walton County most of his life. He was a member of the Concerned Christian Church.

He was a veteran of WWII, serving his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F & AM # 106 and National Bridge Lodge, and had served as master of the Lodge for several terms.

He was an ordained minister, serving as pastor of the Concerned Christian Church for over 15 years. He was currently interim pastor at the Community Church in Ponce de Leon, FL. He also had a ministry on TV-24 for five years. He was very devoted to his ministry at the Chautauqua Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and Stanley House, where he preached and sang. He was a very accomplished musician playing the steel and bass guitar and singing in the County Singers Gospel Group throughout Walton County, the Panhandle of Florida and Alabama. The joy and love of his life was to serve the cause of Jesus Christ. James lived to serve the lord and do good to all man kind. His love was a model to be followed.

Campbell was predeceased by his father and mother.

Campbell is survived by his wife of 53 years, Eutha Campbell, of DeFuniak Springs; one step-daughter, Annette Collins and husband, Johnny, of Holmes County, FL; three sisters, Virginia Pridgen, Catherine King, and Carolyn Dixon, all of DeFuniak Springs; one step-grandchild, Melanie Tindell and husband, Tim, of Holmes County. He is also survived three step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted , Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the Concerned Christian Church, with Rev. John Dixon, Todd Murphy and Horace McCormick officiating.

Those asked to serve as pallbearers were Kenneth Pridgen, James Parker, Buddy Wright, Ricky Brassell, Keith Dixon and Jack Sewell.

Donations may be made to the Concerned Christian

Burial followed in the Concerned Christian Church

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, February 16, 2006, Page 7-B]

[Burial: First Christian Church Cemetery]