Martha Fay Cover Adams Crouch, the daughter of Lois Ray Scranage Cover and Lester Bowman Cover, was born in Taylor County, West Virginia on March 29, 1921. She graduated from Grafton High School at 16, from Fairmont Business College at 18 and went to work at the Farm Security Commission. At age 19, she was offered a position on the campus of North Carolina State College. Fay fell in love with Raleigh and made it her home for the last 74 years.
She returned to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from NCSU and in 1973, she married her second husband, Col. Henry L. Crouch. They enjoyed traveling, dancing, NCSU athletics, and playing golf and bridge. Fay also enjoyed investing, reading, entertaining, gardening, and was a master seamstress.
Fay was gracious, hospitable and kind even in the most challenging situations. She delighted in all of her friends and formed strong and long lasting bonds with all she knew. She deeply loved her church, her family, and all of God’s creation.
She is preceded in death by her husband, USAF/Col.(Ret.) Henry L. Crouch; sisters, Madeline Postlethwaite and Marian Isom; and brother, Hugh Weidanz. She is survived by sister, Alicia Bonesteel; bother-in-law, Noel Postlethwaite; sisters-in-law Jerry Jaehnig and Ina Crouch; children, Carolyn Adams Gatwood, Robert and Michelle Adams, and Kaye Adams Yadusky; grandchildren, Ashleigh Gatwood, Aaron Gatwood, William and Katie Yadusky, Aleksandra Yadusky and Tracy Ferris, and Nina and Brent Sherrod; great grandchild, Gia Alvarez; nephews, Bobby and Johnny Postlethwaite and their families, and Lloyd and Millie Gurley; her beloved Yadusky and Kissinger in-laws; her caregiver and confidant, Angie Whitt; and so many dear friends.
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A Memorial Service will be held at Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Highland Methodist Church, the Raleigh Rescue Mission or the charity of one’s choice.
Burial will be in the US Military Academy Cemetery at West Point, New York at a later date. Condolences may be made online at www.brown wynnefuneralhomes.com