August 3, 2013

Aug. 02, 2013 @ 05:15 PM

Elouise Fuller Benjamin
DURHAM — Elouise Fuller Benjamin, 92, passed on July 29, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Pauline (Frank) Williams; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; and many other friends.
Viewing will be held at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. and funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home.

William "Bill" Ira Marshall Jr.
DURHAM — William "Bill" Ira Marshall Jr. died on July 31, 2013 at Hillcrest Convalescent Center in Durham, North Carolina after 16 months of declining health.
He was born to William Ira Marshall and Pearl Dawson Marshall on May 23, 1918. His parents, three brothers and a sister preceded him in death. His brothers were Madison, Page, and Paul Marshall. His sister was Mae Marshall Williams. He is survived by two nephews and five nieces; one sister-in-law, Mamie Rowe Marshall; and numerous steadfast friends in Durham and at Hillcrest.
Bill began employment with Liggett-Myers Tobacco Company in 1941. He worked in various positions in Durham until he was offered a management position in the Philippines. He worked and lived mostly in the Philippines for the next 20 years serving as a Manufacturing Operator, overseeing manufacturing processes in the Philippines.
Bill retired in 1980. He had a very active life for another 30 years. He enjoyed golf, gardening, and many other hobbies.
A memorial service is planned for Bill at the Marshall family cemetery about six miles northeast of Danville today, August 3 at 4 p.m. 
Contact Wrenn-Yeatts Funeral Home in Danville for additional details.

Leonard E. Staunton, “Len”
DURHAM — Leonard E. Staunton, “Len” died on Friday July 26, 2013 in Durham.
He attended Durham Academy and graduated from Appalachian State University. He was a member of Cresset Baptist Church. He was employed at T.E.A.C.C.H. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was an avid reader.
Surviving are his parents, Jack and Sally Furr Staunton of Durham; his sister, Jaci Pergerson and nephew, Bryce of Rougemont; his aunt, Elaine Hartley and cousins, Bob, Doug and Brian Hartley, all of Raleigh.
A private graveside funeral service was held at Maplewood Cemetery on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.
Memorials may be made to Cressett Baptist Church, 3707 Garrett Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707.
Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home assisted the Staunton family. Online condolences may be submitted to, select obituaries.

Mary Mae Richards
HILLSBOROUGH — Mary Mae Richards, age 86, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Jordan, passed away August 1, 2013 at Chapel Hill Rehabilitation Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
The funeral will Monday, 12 p.m. at Mt Bright Baptist Church; visitation will be Monday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., one hour prior to service in the church.
Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Garden.
Survivors are husband, William Richardson Jr., one son, William Terry Richards, both of the home; one sister, Nancy Jane Thompson (John Henry); one brother, John Davis Jordan (Rev. Gwendolyn), all of Hillsborough, NC; one godson, Courtney English (Kim) of Greensboro, NC.
Public viewing will be Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Chavis-Parker Funeral Home.

Roy McRee Spratt, Lt Colonel
Advance - Roy McRee Spratt, Lt Colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired) died on August 1, 2013. Roy was born June 13, 1920 to Edna G. & Frank K. Spratt in Greenville, S.C. Roy was a Southern Gentleman with a clever sense of humor and so proud of his service to his country. 
He graduated from Presbyterian college in 1941 and went into the Army in 1942, later transferring to the US Air Force where he was a Bomber/Navigator. He was awarded 13 Asiatic-Pacific battle stars and one Air Medal with four clusters and the Phillipine Liberation Medal with two battle stars. He retired in 1964 from the 100th Bomb Wing at Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire.  He started Spratt Construction & Real Estate Company in 1965 in Chapel Hill and built, sold and renovated many homes for over 25 years.
Roy was a member of Clemmons Presbyterian Church and an associate member of Holden Beach Chapel and sang in both choirs. He played saxophone with the Fidgety Feet Dixieland Band in Chapel Hill for over 20 Years and was also an avid bridge player.
Roy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Roberta Drew Spratt; son, Frank K. Spratt III of Oregon; daughters, Louann Spratt Doran of Chapel Hill, Karen Spratt Jones of Winston-Salem and Melissa Spratt Waldron & husband, Tom, of Greensboro; grandchildren, Courtney Doran, Abigail and Natalie Waldron, and Sam Spratt; great grandchildren, Gavin and Chloe Congleton; sister-in-law, Grace Baud of Farmington, NH; and 10 nieces and nephews and their spouses. Roy was predeceased by his son, Robert McRee Spratt; grandson, Robert Edmond Doran Jr.; brothers, Frank and wife, Florence, Edward and wife, Evelyn; and sister, Ann and husband, James Wilson.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 5 at 11 a.m. at Clemmons Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. William Hoyle. The family will receive guests following the service in the fellowship hall.  Memorials may be made to the church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC  27012 or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to