Alice Faye Franklin Campbell

May 24, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Alice Faye Franklin Campbell, 85, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born in Buies Creek, NC, the youngest daughter of Walter and Nannie Lou Franklin. A graduate of Buies Creek High including completion of Campbell College courses, she then obtained her bachelor's degree at Meredith College, and did further post graduate studies at Duke. She taught school in Coats, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Denver, Colorado.

During her marriage, Alice had the opportunities to live in Denver, Colorado, Honolulu, Hawaii, San Antonio, Texas, Monterrey, California, and Stuttgart, Germany, with her husband during his US Army service, prior to her return to North Carolina.

In Charlotte, she was a faithful member of Providence Baptist Church and a longtime member of the choir. Alice was an energetic Realtor with Cottingham-Chalk. She thrived at Quail Hollow with tennis for decades, and bridge with her dearest friends there. Alice focused on her family and annual plantings in the yard with the help of her friends, family, and husband.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, James Campbell; children, Leslie Deaton and her husband, Alex, James Campbell III and Walter Campbell; grandchildren, Alexander Deaton and his wife, Carrie, Allyson Gordon and her husband, John and Christine Campbell; and great-grandchildren, Hartleigh Campbell, Aila Gordon, Lee Gordon, and James Deaton.

Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28211 or the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, 8919 Park Road, Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28210.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Laura Bruch

    I am truly saddened to hear about Alice Faye's passing. Her warm smile and hugs will be greatly missed at Providence Baptist Church. Your family is being lifted in prayer and will continue to be in the days ahead. Grace and Peace,

  • Ginny and Jim Cannon

    Jim, we are sorry to read the news that sweet Alice has passed ...she was a cheerful and kind person and friend. I pray that your 62 years together you will take comfort in the special memories you shared. We send heartfelt sympathy and condolences to, you and your family.

  • Susan Miller

    I am so sorry to hear of Alice Faye’s passing.I met her on the tennis courts at Quail.She was such a lovely person-I will miss that sweet thoughts send prayers

    I am so sorry to hear of Alice Faye’s passing.I got to know her on the tennis courts at Quail.She was such a lovely person.My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Debbie Wearn

    I am so saddened to hear of Alice Faye’s passing. I enjoyed so many years on the tennis courts with her. Alice was a beautiful person, inside and out. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Charlie Zeigler

    Anita and I are so sorry to hear about Alice Faye's passing. She was a great lady; she and Anita had many fun times playing Quail team tennis together. Jimmy and she had such a great, interesting life together... what great family memories. We will always remember their kindness when we were youngsters at Quail many years ago. Our prayers go out to Jimmy, Leslie, Alex and their families.

  • Anne Patterson

    Alice Faye was a wonderful member of our bridge club. Her sense of humor and her compassion for others will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family.

  • Janice Pollock

    I will miss your smile and hugs. Thank you for all the memories on the court! You were loved.

  • David Strawn

    I am very sad to hear about Alice Faye's passing. She was a great lady. I enjoyed her company and will miss her a lot. My condolences to Jim and the rest of her family. David Strawn

  • Walker Jordan

    Soup, Leslie, Alex I am so sorry to hear of Alice Faye's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you.