Carney Funeral Home and Cemetery: Obituaries

Carney Funeral Home and Cemetery

Sherry Louise Campbell Sherry Louise Campbell
(September 8, 1945 - February 16, 2012)

Mrs. Sherry Louise Campbell, 66, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 16, at her home in Blytheville. She was the daughter of the late Grover and Katherine Hollis Whittle and the wife of Charles H. Campbell, Sr.

She was retired from Safeway, and had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Wagner and Dr. Craig. She was a member of the Blytheville Country Club and was of the Episcopal Faith.

Sherry was an avid golfer and had won golf tournaments in many states, including Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Mississippi. She was runner up for the Country Club Ladies Golf Championship title, twice, and had the distinction of making a hole-in -one, three times. She was also past president of the Ladies Golf Association.

Sherry was very fond of country music. Willie Nelson, Conway Twitty and Waylon Jennings were her favorites, but she also really enjoyed Elvis Presley.

She loved her family. Her grandchildren remember how much fun they had playing card games with her. She and her husband often vacationed in Hot Springs Village and in Florida. She loved the Gulf Coast because she loved seafood, especially lobster. Her family says that Sherry was a very good cook.

Sherry was a very sweet and caring person. Her husband talked about the care she showed others. When he was in the hospital in Memphis, she would go to the emergency waiting room and make sure people had pillows and blankets. Her step children remarked about the excellent care she gave their father. She had taken care of her parents and her brothers in the years before their deaths. She also donated turkeys to The Haven each year.

Her grandchildren remember riding around on the golf course, hula hooping in the back yard, and skating on the golf course with her. She was very proud and it made her very happy to help with her granddaughter’s wedding on the Blytheville Country Club Golf Course in 2008. Her daughter told how she loved to dance, laugh, be goofy, have fun, and talk for hours. She will miss her very much. Sherry was always a joy to be around, and she will be greatly missed!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Larry Whittle and Tony Whittle.

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Charlie H. Campbell, Sr., her daughter, Cecilia (CeCe) Peters Jones (and Tommy), two sisters: Edna James, of San Antonio, Texas and Janet Sparks of Memphis, Tennessee;

a step son: Charles (Chuck)Campbell, Jr.;

three step daughters: Christie Williams (and Kent) of Blytheville, Charlotte Storm of Marathon, Florida, and Carolyn Bradford (and Eddie) of Hot Springs, AR. nine grandchildren: Colby Kelley, Christopher Jones, Caitlyn Jones, Laney Metz, James (Jimbo) Snow, Charles (Chas) Campbell III, Colin Campbell, Michael Storm, and Matthew Storm;

and two great grandchildren: Hudson Metz and Avery Snow.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 at Carney Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 PM at Carney Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy J. Carney officiating.

Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.