Crowell, Carolyn

“Love Carolyn,” c. 1928.

Crowell, Carolyn

Carolyn Crowell Adams, c. Nov. 1952. Source:

Carolyn Crowell Adams, c. 1990s, Charlotte Observer, 24 Jan 2002, p. 14.












Class of 1928

Birth: Sep. 12, 1909, Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 2002, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA

Thomas Lee Crowell (1881 – 1958)
Leah Ethel Broadaway Crowell (1887 – 1972)

Henry Stevens Adams (1903-1979)

Thomas Lee Crowell Jr. (1915-1962)
Abram Hill Crowell (1907-1982)
Bussey Crowell
Beatrice Crowell Talbert (1907-1998)
Frances Crowell Byrum (1911-2001)

Suncrest Cemetery
Monroe, Union County, North Carolina, USA

Source:, #24410063.

The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) 24 Jan 2002, p. 14.

Carolyn Crowell Adams
Carolyn Crowell Adams, passed away at her residence at the Plantation Estates, Charlotte, NC, on January 23, 2002. Memorial Service will be held at the Plantation Estates at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2002. The Rev. John Willingham of Matthews Presbyterian Church will conduct the service. Graveside service will be held at the Adams Plot in the Old Monroe Cemetery at 3:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Kenneth Fink of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Monroe, NC.

Mrs. Adams was born in Monroe, NC on September 12, 1909. Her parents were Thomas Hill Crowell and Leah Broadaway. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Abram Hill Crowell (Alex), Thomas Lee Crowell, Jr., Bussey Crowell, Beatrice Crowell Tolbert, and Frances Crowell Byrum. Survivors include nieces Carolyn Nisbet of Charlotte, NC, Martha Frances Hopper of Boise, ID, Sally Reed of Clemmons, NC, nephew William D. Snyder, Jr. and wife, Ann P. Snyder of Greensboro, NC, Bill Tolbert of Lincolnton, NC, Sonny Byrum of Ladson, SC, and sister-in-law, Frances Adams Hopper of Boise, ID.

Mrs. Adams attended Mont Amoena Female Seminary at Mt. Pleasant, NC and was a graduate of Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. She taught in the Union County Schools and married Henry Stevens Adams of Monroe, NC on October 12, 1932. Henry was famous as Union County’s first licensed pilot and operated Adams Mutual Insurance Agency in Monroe for many years. During World War II, Carolyn operated the agency, while Henry was in Camden, SC, teaching the boys in service how to fly. Carolyn continued to assist at the insurance agency after that. Later, when Henry became ill, she learned and practiced the real estate business. After retirement she moved to Plantation Estates, where she remained until her death.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the Van Dyke Book Club and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where she had been quite active in the past. She endowed the Henry S. Adams Hospice in Monroe. She was active in Turning Point and many other charities. She was active in the civic, cultural and religious life of Monroe and leaves a wide circle of friends and family to mourn her passing. Her family would like to thank Debbie Roberts and Diep V for the special care at Plantation Estates. Donations may be made to Henry S. Hospice, 700 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe, NC 28110 or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Henry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mrs. Adams.”


Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC) 24 Jan 2002.

Carolyn Adams. Matthews. Carolyn Crowell Adams, 92, died Wednesday (Jan. 23, 2002) at home. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Plantation Estates. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Friday in the old Monroe cemetery. Born Sept. 12, 1909, in Monroe, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Hill Crowell and the late Leah Broadaway. She was retired from insurance and real estate businesses and was married to the late Henry Stevens Adams. Memorials may be made to the Hnery S. Adams Hospice at 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, NC 28110 or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 909 Circle Drive, Monroe, NC 28112. Henry and Bryant Company of Charlotte is in charge.