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Octavia McRae Schoolfield

Posted By Hall-Wynne On May 7, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial

Octavia McRae Schoolfield passed away May 7th 2008 at her home in Durham. She was born May12, 1922 in Charlotte to William P. and Virginia McRae of Rockingham. After graduating from St. Mary’s College and Duke University, she managed extensive real estate interests in the Sandhills. In recent years she was very active in volunteer work, most notably with Duke Medical Center and the North Carolina Museum of the Arts.
Ms. Schoolfield is survived by her sons William McRae Schoolfield , Henry Ormond Schoolfield and John Harrell Schoolfield , and grandchildren William Henry Schoolfield, Jacob Donald Schoolfield , Suzanne McRae Schoolfield and Elizabeth Ann Schoolfield.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia McRae Guthrie.

A graveside service will be held at the East Side Cemetery, Rockingham, NC, at 11:00 on Saturday May 10th.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations in her name be sent to Duke Home Care Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

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Condolences for the family of “Octavia McRae Schoolfield”

Condolence from Rebecca Pfeiffer Price on May 22nd, 2008 12:00 am

I remember what a special presence and force seemed to emanate from Octavia when I knew her. Although I was just a young woman, I had not met anyone quite like her. I am very sad she has passed and I wish to offer my sympathy to you fellows, Will, John and Henry and all the extended family members. My heart goes out to you all in this transitioning time of your life. May you find solace, love and unity in one another. Blessings to you all.
Rebecca
aka…Becky

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