Appleby, Douglas APPLEBY, Douglas Douglas C. Appleby, M.D., a retired general surgeon died at his home on Monday, February 5, 2007. He was 78 years old. The relatives and friends of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Appleby are invited to attend the funeral services of the former, Wednesday at ten-thirty o’clock in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Interment will be in Live Oak Cemetery, Walterboro, SC at twelve-thirty o’clock. Dr. Appleby, a son of Douglas C. Appleby, Sr. and Doris Corbett Appleby, was born in Walterboro on October 2, 1928. He graduated from the College of Charleston in 1949. He subsequently obtained a Masters Degree from Syracuse University in Biochemical Genetics. He then graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1955. After an internship at the Medical University Hospital, he completed his residency in general surgery at Saint Louis City Hospital. He then returned home to Charleston and practiced general surgery for 32 years. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and on numerous committees at Charleston area hospitals and through the Charleston County Medical Society. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was a member of the Medical Society of South Carolina, the South Carolina Surgical Society, and the American Medical Association. He was a humble individual who embodied what a surgeon ought to be: Gracious and compassionate to the sick, considerate to his associates, modest, dignified, gentle and merciful. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Buena Floyd Appleby, three children Douglas C. Appleby, Jr., M.D. and his wife Gayle; Thomas C. Appleby, M.D. and his wife Jo; and Terri A. Goodwin and her husband Barry; as well as eleven grandchildren: Douglas, Thomas, Matthew, Paul, Elizabeth, Christopher, Josephine, Mitchell, James, Amelia and Barry. Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 57 Pitt Street, Charleston, SC 29401 or Roper Foundation, 69 Barre Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.
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