Thomas Emory Campbell

Born: Sun., Jun. 9, 1935
Died: Fri., May 23, 2003

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Thomas Emory Campbell, age 67, of Conyers, Georgia, died Friday, May 23, 2003 at Rockdale Hospital. A native of Greensboro, he was born June 9, 1935 to the late Joseph Emory Campbell and Mary Lou Brake Campbell. He attended Greensboro High School and graduated from Mercer University in Macon in 1957; received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force in 1963; and performed on stage in New York, Los Angeles, Flat Rock, NC, Hilton Head Island, SC, and Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Actors Equity, the professional union. He directed theatre in those cities and others. He authored several books including the "Burning of Greensborough" and wrote numerous young people''s plays, and a play on the life of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Thomas was one of the founders of The Little Greene Theatre Company, a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro and Agape Sunday School Class. His last job was as a columnist with the Franklin Chronicle in East Point, Florida.

Survivors include his sister, Sandra C. Roper of Covington, Georgia; three nephews, Tracy G. Roper, J. Kevin Roper, and Derek T. Roper; and a number of great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Interment will follow at Wisteria Cemetery in Union Point. Serving as pallbearers are Tracy Roper, Kevin Roper, Derek Roper, Bruce Lovin, Craig Lovin and Tyler Moore. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday night at the Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to The Little Greene Theatre Company, 216 S. Laurel Avenue, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.

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