Ellie S. Campbell, 88, homemaker, bowler

October 23, 2003

Ellie S. Campbell, a homemaker and avid duckpin bowler, died of pneumonia yesterday at North Arundel Hospital. She was 88, and had resided for half a century in Dundalk before moving to a daughter's Pasadena home three years ago.

Ellie Spurlin was born and raised in Clayton County, Ala., and left school after the eighth grade to help support her family.

In 1943, she married Merrit C. Campbell, and settled in Baltimore in 1946. Mr. Campbell, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, died in 1988.

Mrs. Campbell was a regular at duckpins for years at Pinland Bowling Lanes on Dundalk Avenue.

"Bowling was her passion, and she enjoyed it until she was in her late 70s," said daughter Sheryl C. Hargadon of Pasadena.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens, 5598 Trumps Mill Road, Rosedale.

Mrs. Campbell also is survived by three sons, Billy W. Campbell of Accomac, Va., Terrill L. Campbell of Phoenix, Ariz., and James R. Campbell of Essex; another daughter, Boots Jacqueline Batton of Highlandtown; and six grandchildren.

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