Dr. Edward Proctor CONWAY, SC - Beloved surgeon, Dr. Edward L. Proctor died on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Conway Hospital after a long illness. Dr. Proctor was born on July 3, 1925, in Conway, SC to the late Clemson and Gussie Elnita Vaught Proctor. He was a beloved physician who served Horry County for 37 years. Dr. Proctor graduated from Clemson University and the Medical College of SC (MUSC) in Charleston in 1947. Upon completion of a general internship at Roper Hospital in Charleston, Dr. Ed did a one year residency in Pathology and a 4 year residency in surgery at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia where he was a Fellow of American College of Surgeons and a member of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He then returned to his home town of Conway and practiced medicine at Conway Medical Center as a General Surgeon. Dr. Proctor is survived by his cherished wife of 65 years, Mary Roberta (Birdie) Woodard Proctor, RN whom he met and fell in love with while they were both students at the Medical College of SC in Charleston. He is survived by his three children: Dr. Edward L. Proctor, Jr. and his wife Linda of Myrtle Beach, SC, Allene (Sissy) Alston Heaton and her husband Les of Kingsport, TN and Sarah (Sally) Burton Cox and her husband Robert of Marietta, GA. Surviving also are six granddaughters: Ashley Proctor Morrison and her husband Joe of Myrtle Beach, SC, Elizabeth Proctor Darst and her husband David of New York, NY, Lindsay Heaton Jones and her husband Keith of Greenville, SC, Rebecca Heaton Taylor and her husband Aaron of Greenville, SC, Sarah A. Cox of Greenville, SC and Katie A. Cox of Clemson, SC. He also had the joy of having four great-grandchildren. Dr. Proctor is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Ann Foxworth of Georgetown. He is predeceased by one brother, Dr. Eugene C. Proctor. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, at the First Baptist Church of Conway with Dr. Robert Guffey, Rev. Murray Gibbons and Rev. Rocky Taylor officiating. Burial will be private at Lakeside Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Conway Hospital Foundation, PO Box 829, Conway, SC 29528 or to First Baptist Church, 603 Elm Street, Conway, SC 29526. Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Sept. 6, 2013