First Posted: 9/9/2009

MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Ethel Faye Bullins Crouse, 76, of 170 Bluff St., Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, 2009, at Springwood Care Center in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Crouse was born March 24, 1933, in Surry County to the late Harvey and Dealie McCormick Bullins. She retired from Spencers Inc. after many years of service and was a member of Mount Vernon Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Terry Creed of Mount Airy; two stepgrandchildren, Andrew Creed and his wife, Allison, of Dobson and Eric Creed of Mount Airy; a sister and brother-in-law, Elva and the Rev. Russ Nixon of Thurmond; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Lorraine Bullins of Kernersville and Dewey and Nellie Bullins of Boonville. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Crouse was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Crouse; a sister, Dorothy McCann; and three brothers, Kemp Bullins, Kelly Bullins and Clyde Bullins. The funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Spurlin and the Rev. Russ Nixon officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions can be made to the Mount Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 141 Spurlin Lane, Lowgap, NC 27024. Online condolences may be made at

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