William Waters Duke ’57

William Waters Duke ’57, 74, of Lancaster, S.C., passed away Aug. 14 at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1935, in Charlotte, N.C., a son of the late Charles Moss and Willie Catherine Waters Duke. Duke’s family moved often during his youth, settling in Lancaster in 1945. Duke received his B.S. degree from Davidson and was a 1961 graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. His postgraduate training was at the University of North Carolina and the University of Alabama following medical school. He practiced medicine for almost 40 years. He was a fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and was a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG). Duke was a founding member of Covenant Baptist Church of Lancaster, and he was a member of the Lancaster Gideon Camp and the Lancaster Rotary Club. Duke is survived by his wife, Georgianna Beckham Duke, The Wade-Beckham House, 3385 Great Falls Hwy., Lancaster, SC 29720; three sons, Jonathan Waters Duke (Beverly), William Derrick Duke (Valrie), and Charles Wessinger Duke (Elizabeth); a daughter, Georgianna Scott (Philip); 10 grandchildren, Paige Duke, Meg Duke, Katie Duke, Emily Duke, Dallas Duke, Wilson Scott, Anna Scott, Gracie Scott, James Wessinger Duke, and William Alexander Duke; a great-grandchild, Railee Brown; a brother, Charles M. Duke (Dotty); and a sister, Elizabeth D. Jones (Chris).