10/19/05 — MARTHA PRATT

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July 30, 1913-Oct. 17, 2005

Former Goldsboro resident Martha Jones Pratt, 92, died Monday at her residence at Scotia Village in Laurinburg.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Pratt was a native of York County, S.C., and was a graduate of Lees McRae College. She was a member of Stewartsville Baptist Church in Laurinburg and was a former member of Madison Avenue Baptist Church in Goldsboro. She also was a member of the Wagram ECA and received the NC Volunteer of the Year Award for her work in getting the eye transplant bill passed in the state Legislature. She worked as the office manager of the Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Goldsboro and as the secretary and treasurer of Reaves Engraving. After her retirement, she and her husband, the late Lindsay Page Pratt Sr., were among the first residents of Scotia Village.

She is survived by two sons, Lindsay Pratt Jr. of Pinehurst and John Pratt of Santa Fe, N.M.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O. Box 1033 Laurinburg, N.C., 28353; or Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Ave., Laurinburg, N.C., 28352; or Stewartsville Baptist Church, 10201 McColl Road, Laurinburg, N.C., 28352; or to the Lindsay and Martha Pratt Scholarship Fund, Campbell University, P.O. Box 488, Buies, N.C. 27506.

Published in Obituaries on October 19, 2005 2:02 PM