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Dr. Calvin Winfield Applewhite


Dr. Calvin Winfield Applewhite died on Sunday February 12, 2012 at the age of 93. Dr. Applewhite is survived by his wife LaVerne Applewhite, four daughters Rebecca Walley, Charlotte Hewett, Virginia Pickle, Elizabeth Applewhite, eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren other releatives and friends. He was a retired missionary surgeon having served as a Southern Baptist missionary for 31 years working in Baptist hospitals in Java and Sumatra, Indonesia. He was a veteran of World War II with 18 months of overseas duty including the invasion and battle of Okinawa as Surgeon for the 102nd Combat Engineers of the 27th Infantry Division and Commanding Officer of the 221st Airborne medical Company of the 11th Airborne Division. Dr. Applewhite was a graduate of Baylor University and received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Following return from military service he completed a four year surgical residency at the U.S. Public Health Hospital in New Orleans. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Medical Association. Prior to going to Indonesia in 1956 he practiced general surgery in Statesville, North Carolina. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton and served as a deacon, trustee and taught a men's Sunday school class. Following his retirement, he was employed as Medical supervisor by the Bayer Corporation for ten years. He will be remembered by his friends as a staunch supporter of the M.C. football team, a member of the Jackson Society of Model Engineers, banjo picking and a fan of bluegrass music. He enjoyed singing with the Joy Makers Choir. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 5pm-7pm and Wednesday at 10am at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 11am from funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.