November 15, 2013

Sarah Elizabeth “Lib” Campbell Solomon, 85, of Rockingham, N.C., died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

She was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Richmond County, a daughter of the late Neal and Dora Lena Webb Campbell.

She retired from Burlington Industries as a weaver and was president of the local Brown Lung chapter for many years.

Solomon was preceded in death by her son, Robert Gaines “Bobby” Solomon and a daughter, Barbara Elise Hawley. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Gutherie Campbell, Henry Campbell, Benjamin Campbell and Robert Campbell and her sister, Virginia Campbell Sellers.

Solomon is survived by a brother, James C. “Jack” Campbell (Janice); a daughter, Sandra S. Estridge (Lanny) of Lancaster, S.C.; a son, Vista H. Richey (Karen) of Beaver Creek, Ohio; grandchildren, L. Brian Estridge, Jr. (Becky), Heather E. Curless (Geoff), Bob Smith (Crystal), DeeDee Hines (Chris), Cathy Wheatley (Nathan), David Richey (Eve) and Tony, Jimmy and Tommy Johnson; 18 great-grandchildren and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday at Cordova Baptist Church, 226 Ledbetter St. in Cordova, with the Rev. Mike Childers officiating. Interment will follow at Richmond Memorial Park in Rockingham.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday evening at Watson – King Funeral Home in Rockingham. Memorials may be made to Cordova Baptist Church, PO Box 160, Cordova, NC 28330.

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