The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 25, 2013

Alice Crowell

Sunday, February 24, 2013 — Alice Huckabee Crowell died February 21, 2013, at Springmoor Retirement Community in Raleigh, N.C.  

The daughter of Mollie Harris and William Thomas Huckabee, Alice was born September 27, 1910, in Albemarle, N.C and lived most of her life there.   

She graduated from Duke University in 1932, having served as vice president of Student Government and president of Kappa Delta Sorority and then taught elementary school in Raleigh, Rockingham and Albemarle. In 1944, she married Reginald Alexander Crowell, also of Albemarle, and they were happily married until his death in 1977.   

Alice was an active member of her church and of her community. At Central United Methodist Church in Albemarle, she served as trustee, member of the Administrative Board, president of United Methodist Women, Circle chair and Sunday School teacher.

In addition, she belonged to the Mamie Crowell Garden Club (named for her husband’s mother), the World Book Club and the Friends of the Library at Pfeiffer College.

When Alice moved in 1996 to Springmoor to be near her daughter, she became an associate member of Edenton Street United Methodist Church, where she served as lay shepherd and was active in UMW.

She is survived by her daughter, Molly Crowell Watters and husband John L. Watters Jr.; his children, John P. Watters and Kate Watters Bissonnette; and three great-grandchildren. She is survived as well by a large family of nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren, with whom she was extraordinarily close.

Alice and her family greatly appreciate Dr. Wells Edmundson and her caregiver/friends Bonnie Sides and Norma Matthews. They, the staff of the Clinic and Stewart Health Center and her many Springmoor friends enriched the latter part of her life.

Graveside service was in Albemarle, at 10 a.m. Monday, February 25 at Fairview Memorial Park, 1425 E. Main St. Interment was followed by an 11 o’clock memorial service at Central United Methodist Church. The family will received friends at the church after the service.  

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