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Opale Evans Campbell, 79
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Opale Evans Campbell, 79, a Smartt resident and Van Buren County native, was born June 12, 1942 and died Nov. 16 at Ascension St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a brief illness.

She was a retired educator with the Warren County School System, a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, and the daughter of the late Nolan and Beulah Gilbert Evans. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Ronnie Evans.

Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband of 58 years, Billy Campbell of Smartt, daughter and son-in-law Patty and Bill Rife of Spencer, two grandchildren Kiefer Curtis and Chanah (Anthony) Nickles, nephew Ronnie (Teresa) Evans of McMinnville, niece Tammy (Roger) Byars of McMinnville, great-niece Meagan (Robert) Welch, great-nephew K.C. Byars, great-great-niece Annabelle Rose Welch, great-great-nephew Oliver Welch, and sister-in-law Betty Evans Boles.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at High’s Chapel with Phil Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 19, 2021