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CAMPBELL, Robert

ROBERT CAMPBELL

Source: Unknown newspaper - article found in scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger - typed by: GA

Newtown, Dec. 12 - Funeral services for Robert Campbell, one of Newtown's most highly esteemed citizens, were held Sunday afternoon. Members of the Newtown band met at the band room at one o'clock and marched to the residence from which they escorted the body to the Presbyterian church while playing "The West Dirge". During the services the band sat in a body. Mr. Campbell was a charter member of the Newtown band had bas been librarian through the entire fifty-four years since its organization. He served as director almost forty years. Many members and former members of the band received their musical education from him. The Front of the church was banked with many beautiful floral tributes. The following assisted with the flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Donnel Mitchell, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas McKelvey, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Galloway, Mr. and Mrs. Encil Marlatt and Mrs. L.D. Rickey. Charles Bacon, Claude McCauley, L.D. Rickey, H.G. Quirt, J.H. Stahl, and Carl Pevler served as pallbearers. Dr. T. F. Williams, pastor of Trinity Methodist church of Lafayette led in prayer. Rev. C.C. Ward of Rockville delivered the funeral sermon. Near the grave in the Newtown cemetery the band played the following selections which were some of Mr. Campbell's favorites. "Colonel Bogey," "Holy, Holy, Holy", and "Faith of Our Fathers".
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