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F. Randolph Campbell, 1914-1987

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The Rev. Randolph Campbell was born April 19, 1914, in Amherst County, a son of the late Linwood and Lucy Spencer Campbell. He was a former employee of the American Cyanamid Company and former district lay leader of the Charlottesville District. He accepted a call to ministry and was assigned to the South Amherst Charge, which included Poplar, Wesleyan, St. James and Beulah United Methodist churches. During his pastorate there he commuted weekly to Duke University and completed his educational requirements for the ministry.

In 1972 he was appointed associate pastor of Fort Hill United Methodist Church in Lynchburg and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1980. He continued to serve Fort Hill in a lay capacity following retirement, serving as pastor of evangelism and was a member of the A.G. Jefferson Memorial Bible Class.

The Rev. Campbell died November 10, 1987. He is survived by his wife, Mary Gillispie Campbell; one son, Frederick M. Campbell; one daughter, Vernelle Mercer; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

-Vernelle C. Mercer



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