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Faye Louise Benton, American nurse, preschool administrator. Registered Nurse, North Carolina, California. Named Advances of Year, North Carolina Alliance for Mentally Ill, 1989, Entrepreneur of Year, Business Newsletter, Charlotte, 1991, Child Care Advances of Month, Kids & Teens magazine, 1991.


Benton, Faye Louise was born on February 18, 1939 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Johny Mack and Myrtle Reid (Brown) Benton.


Associate of Applied Science, University North Carolina, 1959.


Staff nurse, Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1959-1960;Staff nurse, High Point (North Carolina) Memorial Hospital, 1960-1961;Staff nurse, Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1961, 65;office nurse, Doctor Kenneth Downs, Charlotte, 1962;intensive care staff nurse, Long Beach (California) Memorial Hospital, 1963;intensive care charge nurse, Dominquez Valley Hospital, Long Beach, 1964;office nurse, Charlotte Youth Clinic, Charlotte, 1965-1967;founder, president, Chief Executive Officer, Matthews (North Carolina) Country Day school and (After School Club, Inc.), since 1967.


Sunday school teacher Matthews Presbyterian Church, 1969-1972. Den mother Matthews area Boy Scouts American, 1979, merit badge counelor, 1975-1980, pack representative. Member human rights committee North Carolina Broughton Hospital, 1988-1990.

Vice president Alliance for Mentally Illinois, Metrolina, Charlotte, 1985-1986, president 1989-1992. Member Mecklenburg County SPMI Citizens Advisory Council. Member Matthews Chamber of Commerce (Small Business Owner of Year for Service award 1984), Mental Health Association (task force on goals), Apple Club, Boppers Shag Club, National Honor Society, Charlotte Singles Golf Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: snow skiing, tennis, reading, travel, golf.


Married Marshall Durwood Parrish, November 20, 1959 (divorced 1966). Children: Marty, Tamra, Jeff. Married William A. Soiset, November 24, 1967 (divorced 1982).

Children: Chris, Tiffany.