Ethel Hargis Campbell
Ethel Hargis Campbell, 94, a former resident of Orange, died Monday, Nov. 7, at Grace Care Center in Cypress.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 10, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
Ethel was born in Hughes Springs, TX on Jan. 26, 1917, the daughter of Fleda Curtis (Camp) and David Bruton Hargis, Sr. She was a singer, dancer and comedian with the Grand Ole Opry and toured with the Roy Acuff Band. She later did numerous charity benefits as an entertainer. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends and continued doing so until her death. Ethel was a very generous person and volunteered with Girls Haven in Orange where she enjoyed being a role model to the residents.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Fleda and David Bruton Hargis; husband, James M. Campbell; siblings, Lois Hargis, Allie McFarlane, Alton Hargis, Ruby Craig, Edwin Hargis, David B. Hargis, Jr. and nephew, Daniel Hargis McFarlane.
She is survived by her nephews, David Hargis and his wife Joanna of Keller, Charles Hargis and his wife Vicki of Cypress, Warren Hargis and his wife Pat of Sylva, North Carolina; nieces, Rebecca Taylor of Austin and Sylvia Willey of West Orange; 17 grand nieces and nephews and numerous great grand nieces and nephews.