Obituary of Edward Macdonald DuBose
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Edward Macdonald “Mac” DuBose, 102, widower of Elizabeth Jane “B.J.” Millsap DuBose, died to this life on October 22, 2022. Mac, as he was lovingly called by his family and friends, was born in Sumter County on December 21,1919, to Dora Colclough Richardson and Theodore Scott DuBose. He graduated from Clemson University in 1943 and subsequently served in the United States Army. He began his career as a farmer and later served Sumter County in numerous positions until his retirement as County Administrator. Mac was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his son Don DuBose (Kathi), and his daughter Mary Beth Amaker. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Mayes DuBose (Randa Carole), Patricia DuBose, Dave DuBose (Pam), Lauren Neese (Wesley), Richard Amaker (Amanda), Rhodes Amaker (Nancy), Belton Amaker (Claire), and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son David Earle DuBose, a grandson James Edward “Jamie” DuBose, and a son-in-law Daniel “Chip” Amaker. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Elsie and James Jennings for their years of devoted care and service. A celebration of Mac’s life will be held at Sumter Cemetery on Friday, October 28, at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Brian Peake and Rev. Bob Brearley officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Sumter, 9 West Calhoun St., Sumter, SC 29150, Mayesville Presbyterian Church, 109 West Sumter St., Mayesville, SC 29104, the Tuomey Foundation at 102 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150, Thomas Sumter Academy, 5265 Camden Highway, Rembert, SC 29128, or the Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, 190 Village Green Loop, Sunset, SC 29685. Online condolences may be made at www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.