Katherine McCants DuBose

September 26, 1924October 14, 2021

WEST COLUMBIA - Katherine McCants DuBose, widow of Dr. Hugh Hammond DuBose, died Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community after a full, long, and happy life. Born September 26, 1924, in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Clarke Wardlaw McCants and Ethel Watson McCants.

Katherine grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, where she attended city schools. She attended Mary Baldwin College and graduated from The University of South Carolina in 1946. She and Hugh were married in 1947. During his medical training, she was a social worker in Charleston, S.C., and an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia, PA.

Katherine was active in the community throughout her life. She served for many years at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on the altar guild, in the Daughters of the Holy Cross, and as a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Junior League of Columbia, The Daughters of the American Revolution, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of South Carolina, the Columbia Medical Auxiliary, the Fortnightly Book Club and was a past president of the Assembly. She was a former member of The Pine Tree Hunt Club and Forest Lake Country Club, where she especially enjoyed her affiliation with the Ladies Golf Association.

Katherine was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. She loved being in the outdoors, traveling, entertaining, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. In her later years, she was an active member of the Still Hopes community, especially enjoying afternoon bridge games with friends old and new.

In addition to her parents and husband, Hugh Hammond DuBose, she was predeceased by her brother, Clarke Wardlaw McCants, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Ethel M. Lowder of West Columbia, S.C.; three sons, Hugh H. DuBose, Jr. (Kimberly), Clarke W. DuBose (Trish) and Theodore B. DuBose (Margaret Anne), all of Columbia, SC and her daughter, Katherine D. Duvall (Ted) of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Hugh H. DuBose III (Erin) of Hinsdale, IL, Bratton W. DuBose (Sarah) of Raleigh, N.C., Beverly D. Bowers (William) of Columbia, S.C., Theodore B.DuBose, Jr.(Kim) of San Francisco, CA, Katherine D. Haislett (Carl) of Redwood City, CA, Anne L. Duvall of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Sallie W. DuBose of Raleigh, N.C., Clarke W. DuBose, Jr. of Columbia, S.C., Samuel A. Saunders of Raleigh, N.C., Charlotte S. Post of Fayetteville, N.C., Stephen H. Saunders of Cary, N.C., John Porcher DuBose and Samuel Hoke DuBose of Hinsdale, IL.

A private service for family and Still Hopes residents will be held at The Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11:00 AM with committal following at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. COVID restrictions require vaccination and a mask. Friends are invited to gather following the service from 1:00-3:00 at the home of Clarke and Trish DuBose, 1330 Belmont Drive, Columbia, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Still Hopes Resident Fund, the Trinity Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to Freia Westbrook and the staff of Prisma Hospice, the staff at Still Hopes and especially to Tacey Gohean, Director of Community Services, for her love and support during our parents’ years at Still Hopes.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at


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Katherine McCants DuBose

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Mary Ruschky

October 19, 2021

Hugh and Bratton. So sorry about your grandmother. Please let me hear from you.

Shirley & Jim Knight

October 19, 2021

Sending condolences to the families,
Shirley & Jim Knight
(St. John’s family)