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400 West Cherokee St
Post Office Box 428
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: 864-839-2334
Fax: 864-839-2335
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Ladson Lawrence DuBose, MD

August 28, 1927 – May 29, 2018

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Obituary for Ladson Lawrence DuBose, MD

Blacksburg - Dr. Ladson Lawrence DuBose, 90, of 102 West Ramseur Drive, Blacksburg, South Carolina, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Dr. DuBose was born in Dazell in Sumter County, South Carolina, on August 28, 1927, to the late Thomas Chalmers and Crawford Jenkins DuBose. He and his siblings went to live at The Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, South Carolina, when he was nine years old. Dr. DuBose went on to graduate from Thornwell High School and entered Davidson College in North Carolina. After one year at Davidson, he enlisted in the US Navy where he served for three years on the USS Goodrich in communications. He then returned to Davidson College and graduated with the Class of 1951. Dr. DuBose earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1955.

Dr. DuBose practiced medicine briefly in Camden, South Carolina, before coming to Blacksburg in 1957. This was where he met Miss Betty Lou Neal, whom he married on April 15, 1961. Dr. and Mrs. DuBose served the community in his medical practice until he retired from private practice in 1990. He went on to work for the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department in Greenville, South Carolina, for three years.

Dr. DuBose was an active member of Blacksburg Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and was recently honored a Elder Emeritus.

In addition to his wife, Dr. DuBose is survived by his children, Julia DuBose Smith and husband, Andrew Smith, of York, South Carolina; Ladson Lawrence DuBose, Jr, and wife, Susan Rafferty DuBose, of Greenville, South Carolina; and Neal Franklin DuBose and wife, Donna Kirkman DuBose, of Walnut Cove, North Carolina. He is survived by grandchildren: Emily Smith Ivey of Clover, South Carolina, Andrew Gregory Smith Jr., of York, South Carolina and Laura Elizabeth Smith of Charleston, South Carolina, Ladson Lawrence DuBose, III, of Greenville, South Carolina, Benjamin Crawford DuBose and Mason Norris DuBose of Greensboro, North Carolina, and two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Charlotte of Clover, South Carolina. He is survived by Betty's aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Grady Thomas Childers of Grover, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dr. DuBose is preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas Chalmers DuBose, Jr. and Benjamin Franklin DuBose, and his sisters, Marie DuBose Munn, Alice DuBose Fowler, and Myrtle DuBose Pease.

The DuBose family offers sincere gratitude to caregiver, Mrs. Bobbie Jones, and to Dot & Grady Childers.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Blacksburg ARP Church, 108 South Chester Street, Blacksburg, South Carolina. Memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1, at 11:00 am at Blacksburg ARP Church with the Reverend Jim Mitchell and the Reverend Dr. Sinclair Lewis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Thornwell Home for Children, 302 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or to Blacksburg ARP Church, 108 South Chester Street, Blacksburg, SC 29702.

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First Visitation

When Thursday, May 31st, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Blacksburg A.R.P. Church
Address
302 West Lime Street
Blacksburg, SC 29702
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Service Information

When
Friday, June 1st, 2018 11:00am
Officiating
Rev. Jim Mitchell
Co-Celebrant
Rev. Dr. Sinclair Lewis
Location
Blacksburg A.R.P. Church
Address
302 West Lime Street
Blacksburg, SC 29702