Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Fellers Campbell

Published 10:39 am Friday, July 27, 2018

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Fellers Campbell, age 90, of Twin Lakes, Burlington, died on July 24.
She was the daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Hoke and Paul Haltiwanger Fellers, late of Columbia, South Carolina; and widow of Julius Griffin Campbell, late of Twin Lakes, Burlington.
Her children are Griffin Merrill Campbell and wife Leslie Anne Green of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Robert Hoke Campbell and wife Louise Trent Campbell of Winston-Salem. Grandchildren are Rosa Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Rachel (Tim) Dalton, Trent Campbell (Jordan), and Virginia Campbell.
Betty graduated from Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C., named for her cousin Ernest Dreher who was Superintendent of Education in the 1930s.
She attended the University of South Carolina. Because of WWII she took a side path from education and worked for the U.S. Navy training program at USC as secretary to the commanding officer of the unit.
After WWII when the program shut down, she enjoyed classes at the university again until she was lured away by the program department of radio station WIS, where she enjoyed writing copy for two years at the NBC affiliate. Frank Harden and Betty spearheaded the “Our Schools” Saturday program featuring historic schools throughout the area. She later worked at the James L. Tapp Company in the advertising department, employment with L. D. Lawrence Company, and the South Carolina Industrial Commission.
Betty and Griffin moved to North Carolina where Griff elected to teach at Pfeiffer University for over 30 years and they raised a family.
She offered to help in the local elementary school office and before long became a permanent employee.
She touched many lives and was well loved as the secretary at Richfield Elementary. After twenty years she retired, and she and Griff traveled extensively. Family, friends, and music were foremost in her life.
A lifelong Lutheran and raising two professional musicians made her life richer by far.
A memorial service will be held at the May-Foley Chapel at Twin Lakes in Burlington, N.C. at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 2.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Alamance County.
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