Mary Campbell, wife of Archie Campbell, dead at 94

Mary Campbell, wife of Archie Campbell, dead at 94

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POWELL (AP) - The widow of "Hee Haw" entertainer Archie Campbell has died.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Mary Campbell was 94 years old.

Campbell was born Mary Lewis and was a native of the Powell community. She married Archie Campbell while he was serving in the Navy during World War II.

The couple moved to Nashville in the late 1950s when Archie Campbell was hired by RCA Records. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1959 and joined the "Hee Haw" television show in 1969.

In their later years, the couple returned to the Powell community and developed business interests in Pigeon Forge, including an amusement complex. Archie Campbell died in 1987.

Mary Campbell died on Dec. 27 and was buried on Tuesday.

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