Melba Ruth Campbell

Melba Campbell, 80, a lifelong resident of Jena, crossed over to her heavenly reward on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena, La.

She was born in Jena on March 1, 1938 to the union of her parents, Hubert and Alice Mitchell.

Mrs. Campbell owned and operated JJ’s Restaurant near Jena for over 20 years.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 18, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brothers Rod Smith and Jerry Cole officiating.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wayne Mitchell and Max Mitchell; aunt and best friend, Jesse Marie Coleman.

Those left to cherish in her memory include son, Doug Campbell and wife Tracy of Jena; daughter, Rhea Tannehill and husband Nick of Jena; brother, Dale Mitchell of Belah; sister, Diane Jones of Searcy; sister-in-law, Virginia Mitchell of Jena; grandchildren, Alexis Orgeron and husband Tylon, Sydney Campbell and Nicholas Tannehill, Jr.

Pallbearers were Brandon Jones, Chad Jones, Gerald Mitchell, Ben Rabel, Thomas Rabel, and Stephen Mitchell.

Honorary pallbearer was her grandson, Nicholas Tannehill, Jr.

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