Mr. and Mrs. Edd Campbell received a telegram Saturday morning conveying the sad news of the death of their son, Loyde Thomas Campbell, of New York City, N.Y. He was killed instantly Thursday afternoon, March 18, 1943 at 1:30 o’clock as he was testing a new asphalt mixing machine at the William P. MacDonald Construction Co.
Loyde was born in Ringgold County October 6, 1904. He left the county about eighteen years ago, served with the U.S. Navy for four years and for the past ten years has been employed as an electrician in New York. At the time of his death he was serving as head foreman for the MacDonald Construction Co.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy, three children, Robert Edward, Ernest Everett and Dorothy, his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Grace Wesner of Dahlgren, VA., and Mrs. Will Wild; five brothers, Owen, Howard, Earl, Orville and Richard and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, March 20, at 11 o’clock and burial was made in New York.