Fay Foy Powell



Fay Foy Powell, age 78, of Wallace passed from her earthly life to her Heavenly home on Saturday, October 27, 2018, surrounded with love by her family.

She was born on January 4, 1940 in Duplin County; the daughter of the late John Dewitt Blanton, Sr and the late Ethel Rich Blanton. She was predeceased by her husband and father of her children, Graham Edward Foy and later by her 2nd husband, Graham Henry Powell; her brothers. J.D. Blanton and Charles Blanton and her sister, Kathleen Blanton.

Fay was a dedicated member of Peniel Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and with the Peniel Ladies Trio. She was owner and operator of Fay Foy Powell's Beauty Shop where served others for over 54 years.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her devoted children, Gary Edward Foy, Gail Foy Teachey and husband, Greg, Greg Allen Foy; Marie Young, Debbie Farrow and husband, Bennie and Pete Powell; grandchildren, Kelly Foy, Kayla Murray and husband, Jeffrey, Katie Foy, Travis Foy, Tia Whaley and husband, Danny and Jamie Farrow and wife, Megan; great grandchildren, Rowan Murray, Gracie Murray, Colten Murray and Bryson McCarty; sister, Barbara Sholar; aunts, Elizabeth Foley and Louise English; special niece, Shannon Sholar; best friend and special sister-in-law, Faye Blanton and numerous extended family and friends that loved Fay dearly and was loved in return.

Fay, “Granny Fay” or “MeMe” as she was affectionately called, was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was a woman of uncommon character, beauty and grace; “an instrument of God’s love on this earth.” Fay was a friend to all, a strong yet gentle and loving presence to all who were blessed to know her. She loved her Lord, her family and her church. With a heart full of compassion, Fay was a caregiver who was always taking care of others. She took great pride in not only making people feel pretty but she was an encourager to everyone who came to her beauty shop. She was a shoulder where many found comfort and solace. Fay will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and love her. Her family is comforted today knowing that she is more alive than ever before and is in the arms of Jesus.

Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Peniel PFWB Church with the Reverend Joseph Tew and the Reverend Kenny Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 12 Noon on Tuesday, one hour prior the service at the church.

Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery, Wallace NC.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be sent to Peniel PFWB Youth Dept., 2370 Willard Road, Wallace, NC 28466

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace. 910-285-4005