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04/08/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Amos Campbell

Amos Allen Campbell
(d. 05 Apr 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
 We have more sad news to report.   
 Amos Campbell, husband of  Carol Lee Cooke Campbell ('62) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at the age of 66.  Their daughter, Tina Campbell Landes, passed away on December 31, 2006:

From the Daily Press - 04/08/09:  

          Amos A. Campbell

    NEWPORT NEWS - Amos Allen Campbell, 66, died Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

A native of Nelson Co., he was a Peninsula resident for the past 58 years. He was a pipe foreman for C.A. Barrs and A.J. Hankins Construction Co. He was a member of Colony Friends Church and Warwick Moose Lodge #1711. He adored his grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as "Papa", and took pleasure in barbecuing for the family.

Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Shirley Campbell; his beloved daughter, Tina Landes; his sisters, Beulah Massie, Joyce Campbell and Phyllis Massie.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Carol Lee Campbell; his son, Amos Campbell Jr. of Yorktown; his brother, Kent Campbell and his wife, Ann of Williamsburg; his sister, Mary Parker and her husband, John of Gloucester; three grandchildren, Parker Campbell, Kayla and Jennifer Landes; his mother-in-law, Gladys Spradley of Hampton; several nieces and nephews.

Amos A. Campbell

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Weymouth Funeral Home by the Rev. Skip Hathaway.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Amos Campbell Fund, checks made out to, Carol C. Campbell c/o Newport News Educators Credit Union, 12626 Nettles Drive, NN, VA 23606.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 4/7/2009 - 4/8/2009.
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April 07, 2009
Carol and family,
You are in our thoughts has you go through this time of sorrow. Remember all the good times and memories that you had with Amos. We will remember the times that we had with him. He is gone physically, but he will always be in your hearts.

~ Heath and Mary Campbell, Lowesville, Virginia
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April 07, 2009

Dear Carol and Family,
My thoughts are with you at this very sad time and I am so sorry that your precious Amos is gone. Hold your memories close and know your friends are thinking of you. Love, Brownie
~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Gloucester, Virginia

April 07, 2009

I am so sorry to hear that Amos has passed away. He was like another dad to me. He has been in my life for over 40 years and he was Dad's best friend in the whole world. Now they are together again in heaven and now we have another guardian angel to protect us and Tina is smiling down laughing 'cause she has her daddy again. Love always, Angie
~Angie Coxton, Jefferson City, Tennessee
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April 07, 2009

I am so sorry that your daddy has passed away. I know first hand that your heart has been pulled out of your chest. Just remember that he is in a much better place then we are. Your dad was the sweetest person I have ever met, funny, and he loved Parker and those girls of Tina's so much. Let those kids know that every time he was at Dad's, they were the topic everyone talked about. He would laugh and laugh just talking about those grandkids. If there is anything you need, you call me. I love you like a brother. Love ya, Angie

~ Angie Coxton, Jefferson City, Tennessee
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April 07, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
~ Ann Hysmith, Newport News, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

I am sorry about your pawpaw. I am praying for you, ok.
~ Kelsey Coxton, Jefferson City, Tennessee

April 07, 2009  


Pat called from Tennessee to give me the sad news. I am sorry Amos is gone, but I am glad his suffering is at an end. I'll be thinking of you.
~ Bob Pride, Poquoson, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

Allen and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We are sorry we will miss the funeral, but will be thinking of you all and keeping you all in our prayers.

The Yokums
~ Sherri Yokum, Yorktown, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

Allen, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My heart goes out to you and Parker. May your fond memories help to bring you comfort.

April 07, 2009  

We are so sorry to hear of Amos' passing. It was always a pleasure to see him in the office. He was always cheerful and easy going. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
The staff of Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.
~ Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Newport News, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

Dear Campbell Family,
Wayne and I were kept abreast of Mr. Campbell's condition and were so saddened to hear of his passing. Your family and friends will keep you strong through this difficult time. Remember to lean on them. You are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.

~ Wayne and Terri Robison, Williamsburg, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

I will always remember Amos coming to pick up Jennifer and Kayla.. They were still both in diapers.. Jen was about 2 and Kay still a baby.. Amos covered in mud from the construction site, and him carrying a flowered diaper bag, and both girls.. I know they were his life and they both ran to meet him every time he showed up.. I will always remember his and my trips to Piney River for the "boys" weekends..

~ Randy Landes, Hampton, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

Dear Allen and Campbell Family my thoughts and prayers are with at your time of great loss. I know your father is now at peace and your love for him is strong. May God comfort you always.

~ Travis Baynes, Richmond, Virginia

April 07, 2009  

Carol, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I know how hard this has been for you - and I will always consider you and Amos good friends brought together by Christ.

~ Amy Greiser, Newport News, Virginia

April 08, 2009  

Allen, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know you adored him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Parker. Kim, Ronnie Dean, Haleigh, and Allie

~ Kimberly Middlebrooks, Yorktown, Virginia

April 08, 2009  

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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~ Gary Coxton, Jefferson City, Tennessee

April 08, 2009  

Carol, May God bring you peace in your time of sorrow knowing that where he is now, there is no illness and no pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sondra C Simmons/MIH

April 08, 2009

I was sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Know that he is in a better place and that my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
~ Chris Begor, Olathe, Kansas
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April 08, 2009

Carol and family, Amos has been taken home and is no longer in any pain. He will always be alive in your hearts.

~ Joan Holloway, Gloucester, Virginia

April 08, 2009

Dear Mrs. Campbell and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Theresa Wamsley (MIH RN)
~ Theresa Wamsley, Chesapeake, Virginia
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April 08, 2009

Dear Carol: My heart is heavy for you. You and Amos were a team for so many years. Congratulations!
I am so sorry for your loss, Carol. What good friends you have near you that will love and support you. Let them!!!!
Pam Larmer Traugott
~ Pam Larmer Traugott, Lexington, Virginia

April 08, 2009

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our hearts and prayers. If you need anything please let us know.

Ronnie and Toni Middlebrooks

April 09, 2009


Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

We have to thank God for allowing us to have memories. May the memories of your dad stay with you and help you through this difficult time.

Know that it is ok to grieve; but allow your friends to be there for you after every one have gone home.

You and your family will be in my prayers that God will grant you peace, comfort and understanding today and tomorrow.

Rachel Satterfield (Robins' co-worker & friend)

~ Rachel Satterfield, Richmond, Virginia

April 09, 2009


Amos will always have a special place in my heart as do you. I will truly miss him but am thankful to have gotten the chance to meet him and you and be a part of your lives! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Will keep in touch! Much love and blessings to you all.

~ Sharon Johnson, Newport News, Virginia

April 09, 2009

Allen, my heart goes out to you and your family. Though times like these are sad and difficult, God strengthens us in our weakest moments. May peace and harmony be with you and your family. God Bless!
~ Cheryl Chandler, Richmond, Virginia

April 09, 2009


I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you all during this time of unspeakable loss. Please know how aware I am that while words of sympathy from friends and loved ones do provide some comfort, they do nothing to ease the pain you are experiencing. I know first hand as I just lost my father as well (3/26/09). Nothing can really prepare you for the finality of it all. I share your grief and pray that the Lord will give you all the comfort and strength He is gracing my own family with at this terrible time.

If I may, the following scriptures (among many others) are providing me comfort as I hope they will do for all of you.

Praying God's peace be upon you and your family.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things have passed away." - Rev. 21:4

"Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest." - Matt.11:28

~ Kelly Birdsong, Carrollton, Virginia


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Carol Lee and her family and friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

How Can I Keep From Singing?

Words and Music by Robert Wadsworth Lowry, 1860
(12 Mar 1826 - 25 Nov 1899)

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul—
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Savior liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of Heav’n and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His—
How can I keep from singing?

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