Mary Soul Hoffman, of Pinehurst, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at the Reid Heart Center, at the age of 99.
Mary was born in Hagerstown, MD on November 4, 1917 to Lawrence and Elizabeth Fansler. Mary was the oldest of four children and was raised in Knoxville, TN.
After graduating Draughn’s Business College, she later met and married her husband, Harry W. Soul, Jr. Harry’s career with H.J. Heinz Co. took them to Pittsburgh, PA where they raised three daughters. After Harry retired they moved to Coral Springs, FL and then later to Pinehurst where they enjoyed all of the amenities that Pinehurst had to offer.
Mary was one of a kind. She loved to roller skate, play tennis, and was an avid duplicate bridge player. She was a member of the Pinehurst Country Club and the ACBL Bridge Association. She was recognized as a Golden Age Master by ACBL in July of 2006. She also enjoyed traveling.
Above all, Mary loved her family and was a wonderful homemaker and always took care of everyone. Her laughter and beautiful smile will be missed as well as her kindness and generosity to others.
She is survived by her children, Libby Ference of Camden, SC, Dottie Penrod and husband, Gary Penrod of Pinehurst, NC, Susie Harvell and husband Wayne Harvell of Mint Hill, NC; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kathy and Phil Johnson, Natalie and Scott Fullmer, Gary and Hayden Penrod, Audra and Mark Zingelmann, Brad and Amanda Harvell, and Grant Harvell; and thirteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harry W. Soul, Jr.; her second husband, William C. Hoffman; her parents, Lawrence and Elizabeth Fansler; her brother, Lawrence Fansler; sisters, Ella Mitchell, Roxie Newberry; and son-in-law, Bob Ference.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM before the service. Interment will follow at Bethesda Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com
Boles Funeral Home is serving the family.