Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Carolyn Fleming Crews Stovall

 

Carolyn Fleming Crews Stovall, 79, died peacefully at the Duke Hock Family Pavilion on Sunday, August 9th, 2020 after an extended battle with ovarian cancer.

Carolyn was born on February 20, 1941 on the Fleming family home in Hester, North Carolina. She was the daughter of David Reid Crews and Frances Bullock Crews. She graduated from Creedmoor High School and attended Louisburg College. She retired from Murdoch Center after 40 years of service. In retirement, she became lovingly known as “Granny” to not only her own grandchildren but others in the community including McKelvey Stone and Dawson Duckworth.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years David M. Stovall, her daughter Caroline Stovall Folger, and three sons David Fleming Stovall, Kevin Holmes Stovall (Lori), and Bryan Hal Stovall (Lizzie) all of Oxford, North Carolina. She is also survived by six grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Jourdan, David and Kathryn Folger, Rebecca and Will Stovall, and Wilder Stovall, her sister June Crews Cross (Joel), brother Richard Crews (Laura), and first cousin Deborah Bullock (Ronald). In addition to her parents, Carolyn was predeceased by her brothers Hal Crews and Buddy Crews.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 12th at the Creedmoor Cemetery limited to family and close friends. You may access the funeral service by clicking on the following link:
Funeral Service: https://vimeo.com/446898538

The family wishes to thank all the many friends for their calls, prayers and expressions of love during our mother’s illness. We are especially appreciative of the wonderful care teams at the Duke Cancer Treatment Center, Duke Hock Family Pavilion and Duke Home Hospice. We are particularly grateful for the excellent care and attention by the physicians and providers in the Duke Division of Gynecologic Oncology, most especially Dr. Laura Havrilesky, and Katrina Malugen, RN of the Duke Home Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bullock’s United Methodist Church, c/o June Cross, 701 Forest Lane, Creedmoor, N.C. 27522, or to the Duke Gynecologic Oncology Research Fund, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3079, Durham, N.C. 27710, or to the charity of your choice.

28 Comments

  • Darnelle Averre Posted August 11, 2020 5:03 pm

    Bryan and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing but she is in a much better place. She has suffered for a long time no pain and no worries now. My prayer of each of you would be that God gives you peace and understanding today and the days ahead. Hold to your memories as they will help you get thru the days ahead. With hugs today, Bill and Darnelle Averre

  • Bob and Shelley Suka Posted August 11, 2020 5:32 pm

    June and Family,

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    May Faith, Hope and Love give you all the strength you need during this time.

  • Carolyn Wooten Posted August 11, 2020 6:23 pm

    June and family, I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn. I hope you can find some comfort and peace in the memories you have. She was a special lady.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Pamela Davis Posted August 11, 2020 7:06 pm

    David, Caroline and family, I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn. She was a very special and dear person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Pamela Davis Posted August 11, 2020 7:10 pm

    David, Caroline and family, I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn. She was a very special and dear person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Carolyn was truly an inspiration and blessing to those who met her. One of her most admirable qualities was her unfailing love for her family. We worked together in Records for a number of years, and had countless conversations centering on the love she had for her family. I will always cherish our friendship. May you find comfort in the Lord during these most difficult times. Love and prayers.

  • Nora Hunt Clayborne Posted August 11, 2020 8:03 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family during this very difficult time.

  • Susan Currin Varner Posted August 11, 2020 9:14 pm

    Love and thoughts to your sweet family.

  • Renee Gupton Mangum Posted August 11, 2020 9:25 pm

    To the Stovall, Crews and Bullock Families, I am deeply sorry for the loss of Carolyn. She was such a nice person, so helpful to all that knew her. I enjoyed working with her. She loved her family very much, and her grandchildren were the light of her life. Hold onto the memories and the love that Carolyn shared with each of you.
    God Bless

  • Cynthia Adcock Bryant Posted August 11, 2020 10:01 pm

    To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you. I first met Carolyn when I started working for David, she was a unique and straight shooter about any subject. Then when I went to work with her at Murdoch our friendship grew. We talked about children and grandchildren which was her pride and joy. We laughed, cried and I listened to the advice she would give. She was very proud of her work ethic and all of us learned from her. She was our Carolyn and Ridgeway will always miss her. Take care and remember all the memories. See you soon.

  • Tilden and Sue Martin Posted August 12, 2020 12:26 am

    David, sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. Our sympathies to your family.

  • LARRY & PEGGY JACKSON Posted August 12, 2020 12:41 am

    Sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a great person and pleasant to be around. Always having something to say.
    She will be missed by family and the many friends she had.

  • Herb and Patti Gregory Posted August 12, 2020 1:16 am

    Dear David. We are so very sorry to learn of Carolyn’s passing. She fought a long hard fight but thank God she is not suffering anymore. Please take care of yourself. Love, Herb and Patti.

  • Dorothy Blackwell Posted August 12, 2020 2:04 am

    Caroline and family, so sorry to learn of the loss of your dear mother!

  • Robert M. White & Yvonne Upshur Posted August 12, 2020 2:54 am

    To Caroline & Family, your loss is immeasurable, but so is the LOVE your mother is leaving behind. We pray that God provides peace in your hearts and strengthen your spirits to carry the family on in the midst of your loss. We love & support you……..Robert & Yvonne

  • Wayne Hudson Posted August 12, 2020 4:26 am

    David and Family members. So sorry to hear of Carolyn passing. She was such a lovely person. I have so many fond memories of her from riding in a carpool and working with her at Murdoch Center. She was always there for you and once a friend always a friend. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren she loved you very much. know now your mother has gained her wings and has bec

  • Wayne Hudson Posted August 12, 2020 4:30 am

    David and Family members. So sorry to hear of Carolyn passing. She was such a lovely person. I have so many fond memories of her from riding in a carpool and working with her at Murdoch Center. She was always there for you and once a friend always a friend. Her pride and joy were her children and grandchildren she loved you very much. Know in hearts, your mother has gained her wings and has become a beautiful angel in heaven. You are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Carolyn my dear friend, Rest in Peace until we meet again

  • Wayne Hudson Posted August 12, 2020 5:06 am

    To Carolyn sister June, So sadden to hear the passing of your sister. l want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are very special and l love you like l did Carolyn.

  • Teri Ferguson Posted August 12, 2020 5:16 am

    To the family………my prayers, love, and hugs go out to each of you. I was fortunate to work with Carolyn and we soon became friends. It was apparent that Carolyn loved everyone and everyone loved Carolyn. After retirement we kept in touch and I quickly realized how very much she loved her family and how proud she was of their accomplishments. It was her greatest joy in life.
    Carolyn, you will be missed by so many who love you. I’m sure God has a special angel to watch over your children and your beautiful grandchildren. I love.you!

  • Mary Guthrie Herbowy Posted August 12, 2020 9:46 am

    David and family. I am sorry to hear about Carolyn. The love you two shared was strong for so many years.On behalf of the of the Guthrie family may God give you confort in the days to come. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers cousin.

  • Nancy Kerns Posted August 12, 2020 1:33 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Carolyn. I met Carolyn at Murdoch working in Medical Records. She was fabulous at her job, and such a delight! I enjoyed hearing about her children and grandchildren at lunchtime. Prayers for all.

  • James, Linda and Margaret Guthrie Posted August 12, 2020 1:42 pm

    If there was any way possible, you all know we would be there but my eyes just won’t let me do some of the things I would like to do. We all thought the world of Carolyn and know the loss will be enormous. She loved life and will expect all of you to do the same. You are remembered in our prayers.

  • Cathy Winstead Posted August 12, 2020 2:31 pm

    Prayers for the family Carolyn was a very special person to many of us at Murdoch. I enjoyed working with Carolyn every day and became good friends, I can see her smile now such a sweet and happy person who loved her children and grandchildren you will be missed by many.

  • Faye Weaver Posted August 12, 2020 5:34 pm

    June and family, please know our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very sad time! I got to know Carolyn at MDC and always enjoyed her! A very special lady!

  • Judith Currin Posted August 13, 2020 11:03 pm

    June and family So sorry for your loss.

  • Sandy Stovall Posted August 14, 2020 1:06 am

    I am so thankful to have met Carolyn and for God directing me to visit with her last Thanksgiving. We laughed and told stories in the short moments we had. Although our time was short, I feel the loss. Our first meeting some years ago was one I will never forget. She and David welcomed me, fed me, entertained me, and covered me in prayer on my long trip home. When she realized that my phone had been misplaced during that visit, she insisted I take hers for my protection. That is a God-like spirit and she certainly will be remembered as that type of person. She was truly one who loved thy neighbor and I thank her for sharing that love towards me. I offer my prayers to the family.

  • Bob Miller Posted August 14, 2020 5:34 pm

    I was so sorry to learn of Carolyn’s death. I don’t think anyone could have fought longer and harder than she did. Working with her at Murdoch Center was always a pleasure, always helpful and upbeat, and she sang “Crazy” at the MC Banquet as well as Patsy Cline.

  • Katrina Malugen Posted August 14, 2020 8:35 pm

    It was totally my honor to take care of Ms. Carolyn…. she is forever etched in my heart. She made me laugh and made me cry… I will miss her terribly!! Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers… I will miss seeing you…

  • Deborah Dupree Posted September 1, 2020 1:03 am

    Mike and I send our deepest sympathies to all of you at this time of grief at the passing of Carolyn. We ask God to give each of you comfort and peace in the days ahead knowing the promise of eternal life through Christ our Savior.
    In Christian Love,
    Mike and Deborah Dupree

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