C.L. Straughan, Jr., beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away on March 8, 2013. He was cared for in his home in Stone Mountain, Georgia by his devoted wife of 48 years, Mary Ferrell Straughan. C.L. was born in Walkertown, North Carolina on May 30, 1937, to Cora Opal Straughan and C.L Straughan, Sr. The family moved to Atlanta in 1947. He graduated from South West Dekalb High School in 1955 and from The University of Georgia in 1960 where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. C.L. enjoyed a long and successful career in Real Estate. During his lifetime, he was a friend to many, known for his sense of humor, wit, and happy disposition. His greatest passions were family, friends, travel, fishing, Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, Georgia Football and Golf. He grew up playing golf at East Lake Country Club and played in the National Amateur in 1955. He was a member of the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, Georgia and a member of Mount Carmel Christian Church. He is survived by his wife Mary Ferrell Straughan, Stone Mountain, GA, two daughters Jill Straughan Carter, Madison, GA, and Jan Ferrell Straughan, Stone Mountain, GA, brothers Jerry Swain Straughan (Ann), Jacksonville Beach, FL, Ronald Eugene Straughan (Nancy), Marietta, GA, grandchildren Bailey Middleton Carter and Mary Wilson Munnerlyn Carter, nieces and nephews, Jerry Swain Straughan, Jr. (Hope), John Brent Straughan (Heidi), David Andrew Carter (Jinny), Branen Wade Straughan (Katie), numerous grand-nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday March 12, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel Christian Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 pm in the Stone Mountain Room located at the Mount Carmel Christian Church. The Straughan Family will host friends and family at the Atlanta Athletic Club following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guillain-Barre Foundation at www.gbs-cidp.org
or by mail to GBS/CIDP Foundation International, The Holly Building, 104 ½ Forrest Ave, Narberth, PA 19072. Condolences may be offered at www.mem.com.
Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, Horis A. Ward Chapel, (770) 918-8851.