From "Durham and Her People"
FOY'S GRILL, 1103 1/2 W. Chapel HIll St. serves regular meals, sandwiches, special plates, etc. and draws patronage from a wide area, including Duke University. Owner of this concern is Foy R. Veasey, who was born on a farm in Granville County on February 7, 1914, the son of D.U. and Lessie Tippett Veasey. He attended the Creedmoor High School, and first came to Durham with a local Tobacco Company. Then in 1941, he entered construction work, remaining in that line until 1946, when he built on the present site, a structure especially designed for the needs of the cafe business.
Mr. Veasey married Miss Marie Riley of Hillsboro on December 22, 1937. They have two daughters, Margaret Ann and Jane, and live at 502 E. Markham Ave. Mr. Veasey is a member of the Elks Lodge.