Margaret Jones Irvin ’75

Margaret Jones Irvin '75Margaret Jones Irvin, 63, of Shiloh, Ill., born September 14, 1954 in Roanoke, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2018 in Shiloh, Ill.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents Reid and Margaret (nee Garris) Jones Jr.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Martin Reid Irvin; and her daughter Dana Brooks Irvin. Margaret had many academic achievements.

She earned her Bachelor Degree from Davidson College and her Master’s Degree from Virginia Tech. She was also a graduate of Mary Baldwin University where she was very active in the Alumni Association.

Margaret was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke. She loved traveling and animals; especially cats. She was a member of the SPCA, USTA, Junior League, and she was a former president of the JOCO Foundation.

Services to celebrate Margaret’s life will be conducted 6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Ill. Friends may gather with the family from 5p.m. until the start of the service.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Julia Bogie Santen ’01

Julia Bogie Santen '01Julia Bogie Santen, born on November 23, 1978, in Lexington, KY, to Elizabeth Steger Santen and the late John David Santen, passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2018, in Charleston, SC, at age 39. She owned Julia Santen Gallery, a successful vintage poster business in downtown Charleston.

Julia enjoyed fine cuisine, funny movies, travel and outdoor activities, and taught sailing at ActionQuest Global Expeditions after college.

She graduated from Davidson College (2001), Henry Clay High School (1997), and The Lexington School (1994). She was a member of the Junior League of Charleston and First Presbyterian Church of Lexington.

Julia is survived by her mother, Liz; her brothers, John David Santen, Jr. and William Chenault Santen; her niece, Scout Santen; and her nephews, Manny, Dashiell and Harper Santen.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Julia’s memory to The Lexington School.

A celebration of Julia Santen’s wonderful life will be held at a later date.

She is loved and missed by family and friends the world over. Visit our guestbook at charleston

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on June 20, 2018

Hugh Alexander “Chip” McAllister ’61

Hugh Alexander "Chip" McAllister '61Hugh Alexander “Chip” McAllister, Jr. 79, passed away in his home and went to be with his Lord on June 15th in Houston, Texas. He was predeceased by his father, Dr. Hugh Alexander McAllister and his mother, Helen Louise Rinde McAllister.

Chip was born at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, DC and grew up in Lumberton, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate education at Davidson College and received his medical degree with honors from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1966.

Upon graduation, Chip joined the Army Medical Corps, completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and rose to the position of Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, rising to the rank of Colonel.

After 22 years of US Army service, at Dr. Denton Cooley’s invitation, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he served as founding chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Pathology (Texas Heart Institute) and chief of the Department of Pathology (St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital).

In collaboration with the existing chairmen of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, Cardiology, and Pediatric Cardiology, he greatly strengthened the research and educational structure of the Texas Heart Institute. He also held appointments as Clinical Professor of Pathology at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School.

Dr. McAllister received numerous awards for his contributions to cardiovascular pathology, including the Casimir Funk Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Legion of Merit Award of the United States of America.

In the Armed Forces and in his subsequent career, Dr. McAllister was highly respected in cardiovascular pathology, both nationally and internationally and his interests spanned a wide spectrum of cardiovascular conditions. He was a frequent author of books and journal articles and his exhaustive atlas, Tumors of the Cardiovascular System(1978) – co-authored with Dr. John J. Fenoglio – stands today not only as a recognized classic in medical literature but as a work of enduring usefulness.

Chip “retired” in 2000, devoting tremendous effort to giving back to the University of North Carolina, where he established the UNC McAllister Heart Institute for research and clinical care. He also served as the president of the UNC Medical Alumni Association and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and of the UNC Board of Visitors and he received the prestigious Davie Award for these efforts.

Chip had a deep love of Southwestern art and his extensive collection has been gifted to the Ackland Art Museum at UNC. He also loved nature and the outdoors and served on the international board and co-chaired the Marine Leadership Council of the World Wildlife Fund. He is listed as a major contributor to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. The Spirit Waves Fountain on the campus of Davidson College ensures the McAllister legacy there.

Chip is survived by his loving children, Kimberley Usrey (Marty) and Leigh McAllister; his grandchildren, Colin and Chase Usrey; and his sister Elise “Bitsy” Lennon (Fred), his niece, Patricia Lennon Nicolas, and nephew, Daniel Alexander Lennon, and their families. He is also survived by his first wife Barbara McAllister and his close friends Carol and Richard Hutchens, as well as many friends in Texas, California, and North Carolina.

Chip leaves behind his beloved cats, Hansel and Gretel, as well has his devoted caregivers, Steve and Joy.

There will be a memorial service in Chapel Hill NC at the Chapel of the Cross on July 12 at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Hugh A. McAllister, Jr to either:
(i) the World Wildlife Fund: or
(ii) the UNC McAllister Heart Institute:

Robert Bruce “Bob” Bumbarger ’50

Robert Bruce "Bob" Bumbarger '50Robert Bruce “Bob” Bumbarger, 91, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1926, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Paul William Bumbarger and Margaret Horan Bumbarger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Caroline Brown Bumbarger; and a brother, Paul William Bumbarger, Jr. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately after high school graduation at age 17.

After basic training, he volunteered to serve on a PT Boat in the Atlantic Theater of Operations patrolling coastal shipping lanes to detect enemy submarines that were tasked with sinking American ships transporting men and equipment to Europe.

Following an honorable discharge from the Navy he attended Davidson College, where he was member of the golf team. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1950. Bob returned to Hickory and began working in the family business, Bumbarger’s Inc.

He joined the Hickory Rotary Club in 1951, served as President from 1963 to 1964 and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by club members for his service. He served as President of the United Way and the Hickory Merchants Association. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army, Board Member of NCNB and was awarded “Man of the Year” by the Hickory Jaycees.

He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church. Bob was an avid golfer and was a six-time club champion of Lake Hickory Country Club. He was also a huge sports fan, especially enjoying Davidson basketball. Bob loved nothing more than sharing funny stories with his family and friends.

Bob, better known as “Bobby” to his friends and family was always smiling with a twinkle in his eyes that put everyone around him at ease. To know him was to love him. He will be remembered for his hilarious “Sunshine” reports at Rotary and especially for his gentle spirit and kind heart.

He is survived by his son, Bruce Bumbarger and wife, Gayla, of Hickory; daughter, Eleanor Coleman and husband, Doug, of Hickory; and grandsons, John Coleman, William Coleman, Robert “Bob” Bumbarger and Brock Bumbarger, all of Hickory.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m., June 14, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Heather Davis officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A private burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery. The Hickory Rotary Club and Hickory Coffee Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials in his honor may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd St. NW, Hickory, NC 28601; Hickory Rotary Club SAS Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 2628, Hickory, NC 28603; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Robert Bruce Bumbarger.

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Ladson Lawrence DuBose ’51

Ladson DuBose '51Dr. Ladson Lawrence DuBose, 90, of 102 West Ramseur Drive, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Dr. DuBose was born in Dazell in Sumter County 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 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 U.S. 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, 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 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; Ladson Lawrence DuBose, Jr, and wife, Susan Rafferty DuBose, of Greenville; and Neal Franklin DuBose and wife, Donna Kirkman DuBose, of Walnut Cove, N.C.

He is survived by grandchildren: Emily Smith Ivey of Clover, Andrew Gregory Smith Jr. of York, and Laura Elizabeth Smith of Charleston, Ladson Lawrence DuBose, III, of Greenville, Benjamin Crawford DuBose and Mason Norris Du- Bose of Greensboro, N.C., and two greatgrandchildren, Cayden and Charlotte of Clover.

He is survived by Betty’s aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Grady Thomas Childers of Grover, N.C., 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blacksburg ARP Church, 108 South Chester Street, Blacksburg, S.C. Memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. 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.

The Book of Memories is available at

The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the DuBose family.

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