Hubert Oliver Williamson M.DHubert Oliver Williamson M.D, 86, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. died on Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hospital in Charleston, S.C. Dr. Williamson was born January 18, 1928 in Lake City, S.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maude Buddin Williamson and Albert Otis Williamson; his wife, Jean Elizabeth Campbell Williamson; his son Henry Melton Williamson; his brothers Louis Ervin Williamson and Jackson Arial Williamson; and his sister Katie Louise Williamson. He is survived by his brother Needham Rodgers Williamson, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. his sister, Mary Ellen Williamson Sprawls, Florence, S.C., and his nieces and nephews. Dr. Williamson was a graduate of Kingstree High School, where he was senior class president and an Eagle Scout. He served on active duty in the United State United States Navy and was discharged as a Coxswain. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in 1950 and practiced in Kingstree and in Greenwood. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of MUSC in 1956. He trained in pathology and completed his residency at MUSC in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1961. He served a fellowship in Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility at Duke University in 1962. He served a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in Stockholm at the Karolinska Institute 1969-1970. He was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MUSC in 1962, where he rose to full professor and served as director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the fellowship program from its inception until 1993. He was named the first H.L. and J.M. Maas Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology in 1991. He was awarded Emeritus status in 1993.Dr. Williamson was certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology (1965) and Reproductive Endocrinology (1967) by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for which he served as an examiner for 19 years. He was president of the S.C. Ob-Gyn Society, the North American Ob-Gyn Society, the Bayard Carter Ob-Gyn Society, and the Thegos Society of MUSC. Memberships included the American College of Ob-Gyn (Fellow), the Endocrine Society, the American Fertility Society, Sigma Xi, Alpha Omega Alpha (faculty), the South Atlantic Association of Ob-Gyn, the American Association for Advancement of Science and the N.Y. Academy of Science. He authored or co-authored 144 publications and served on the editorial board of Fertility and Sterility. He lectured in 27 states and at 44 medical schools or residency programs. He received distinguished alumnus awards from the Medical Alumni Association of MUSC in 1995 and a teaching award from the Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1993. He received the outstanding Faculty Award from Junior Fellow of the American College of Ob-Gyn District IV in 1993.He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston), the Carolina Yacht Club, and the American Legion. Dr. Williamson's family expresses its gratitude to the staff and management at Sandpiper Courtyard and Sandpiper Rehab/Nursing. Funeral services will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church at 2:00 pm on November 22, 2014. The family will receive visitors one hour before the service. Instead of flowers, the family encourages donations to Bethel United Methodist Church, Crisis Ministries of Charleston, or the charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.McAlister-Smith.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant.
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