Claude Campbell was the son of William and Celia Johnson Campbell. He was born June 15, 1902. While growing up he attended
During his early teaching career Claude met Lucille Sherer the daughter of Ira E. and Lillian Matthews Sherer. Lucille was born July 10, 1907. Lucille’s father farmed during the summer and saw milled during the winter, he also ran a small country store in the Killingsworth/New River community. As was the custom during this time, Lucille took the “Teacher Grade One” test and became a school teacher. Lucille taught at New River, Belk, Howard and Hubbertville.
Claude and Lucille were married on June 5, 1935, at
After their marriage they both attended
Claude had a variety of activities that he was involved in over the years. He served as a member of the
Claude’s most enjoyable activity was singing. He attended all the yearly singings in
Claude and Lucille taught school for 43 years each, making a total of 86 years between them. They both retired from
Claude died on September 3, 1996, at the age of 94. Lucille is still living, but is in poor health. This couple was married for sixty-one years. Claude is greatly missed at the yearly singing with his lovely voice. (Submitted by Lucille Campbell and written by Melba Sims in 1999 for the