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Mary Faye Brumby Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-57

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Mrs. Mary Faye Brumby (1912 - ) was born in Marietta, GA, and has been a resident of Murphy, NC, since 1944. In 1934, she married Edward H. Brumby and had three children: Mary Bolan, Ida Hunt and Edward Hunt. Mrs. Brumby founded Fayola Manufacturing Company and was owner and operator (along with her husband) of textile mills at Murphy, NC, and in Georgia (e.g. Brumby Textile Mill), as well as an outlet store in Murphy.

Mrs. Brumby attended Agnes Scott College from 1933-1934 and received an A.A. degree from Young Harris College in 1955. In 1962, she graduated cum laude from Western Carolina College. She studied liberal arts at East Carolina University both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Mrs. Brumby served in the North Carolina House of Representatives (1965-1966) and North Carolina Senate (1967). She was active on numerous state committees and in civic organizations, such as the Murphy Planning Board, the Governor's Council on Mental Retardation, and Governor's Committee on Beautification. She was the first woman in the North Carolina Senate to serve as a committee chairperson.


  • 1927 - 1986

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Cullowhee United States