AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, April 18, 2008, at his residence, Mr. Ben O. Spurlock, Jr., 75, of Augusta, GA. Mr. Spurlock was a native of New Orleans, LA but has lived in Augusta the past 33 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Walsh Council # 677 and the Patrick Walsh Assembly # 174. Mr. Spurlock was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. He was an Associate Professor Emeritus of Pathology and founding member of Southeast Electron Microscopy Society (SEEMS). He was awarded the Outstanding Technologist Award from Microscopy Society of America (1995) and Distinguished Scientist Award from SEEMS (1999). Family members include his daughters: Pam Harman of Hephzibah, Monica Spurlock of Pass Christian, MS, Melissa Nye and husband Joe of Augusta, Rhonda Spurlock of Martinez, Chris Joyner and husband Don of Martinez. Eight grandchildren: Trish Necaise (Craig), Ben Harman (Jennifer), Steven Harman (Kelly), David Williamson, Ashley Joyner, Matthew Joyner, Thomas Harman, and Eric Nye. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Ragan celebrant. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Walsh Council # 677. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Foundation, P O Box 31358, Augusta, GA 30903. The Vigil for the deceased will be held tonight, Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the family receiving friends until 8:00 P.M. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. www.thomaspoteet.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-April 22, 2008