Mary Carlton Schofield
Mrs. Mary Carlton Schofield, 94, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Penick Village, a retirement home in Southern Pines.
She was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Kinston, the daughter of Herbert and Kathleen Carlton. She grew up in Raleigh and was an alumna of Peace College and Salem College. On Sept. 1, 1941, she married Ralph L. Schofield, the love of her life. Together, they raised two sons.
Mrs. Schofield was active in her family life, serving as a Cub Scout leader and in various activities with her sons and husband.
As a lay religious volunteer at the N.C. Correctional Institutional for Women, she was instrumental in founding the Chapel of the Nameless Woman at the prison. She was also active in the Camp Farthest Out in Chapel Hill. A longtime, active member of Christ Episcopal Church, she was notably involved in The Daughters of the King.
Mrs. Schofield, who lost her beloved husband in 1997, is survived by her sons, Ralph C. Schofield and John C. Schofield (wife Susan). She is also survived by her granddaughter, Heather Schofield; her great-granddaughter, Chloe; two sisters, Caroline Doub and Nancy Burchard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in the Chapel of the Transfiguration at Christ Episcopal Church on Edenton Street in Raleigh.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a memorial donation to the Penick Village Foundation Endowment, 500 East Rhode Island Ave., Southern Pines NC 28387.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is serving the family.