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Arthur Lee Eberly, Jr., M.D., 86, widower of Jane Demaree Eberly, of Greenville, died Feb. 16, 2018.
Born Jan. 14, 1932 in Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arthur Lee Eberly, Sr. and Ida Salome Bernheim Eberly.
Dr. Eberly attended Florida Southern College (FSC) in Lakeland, Fla., where he obtained his BS degree. While at FSC, he played varsity basketball, served as secretary of the Inter Fraternity Council, and was elected as vice president of the student body. Dr. Eberly was a member of SAE social fraternity and was drafted while in his senior year of college, serving two years of active duty during the Korean War. He attended the University of Miami School of Medicine, now the Miller School of Medicine at UM, and received his MD in 1960. Dr. Eberly did a rotating internship at Marion County General Hospital in Indianapolis where he met his wife, Jane Demaree, of Advance. They were married Sept. 30, 1960 and had three children, Arthur III, John Brewer and Sarah Elizabeth. Dr. Eberly opened his private practice of family medicine in 1962 in Lighthouse Point, Fla., where he practiced for 32 years before going into administrative duties. He was active in civic affairs, having served as president of the Optimist Club of Pompano Beach, as coach in the youth basketball league for nine years, was active in the Trinity United Methodist Church of Lighthouse Point and served in many positions including Chairman of the Official Board and Lay Leader. Dr. Eberly was active throughout his career in medical affairs, serving as Chief of Staff at the North Broward Hospital, as well as chair of the Family Practice Department. He held many elected offices in county, state and national medical organizations. Dr. Eberly served as president of the Broward County Medical Association, president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, president of the Florida Medical Association and as a member of the senior physicians' group governing council of the American Medical Association. Dr. Eberly was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Miami School of Medicine and received a Dr. of Science (hon.) from Florida Southern as well as the appellation of Distinguished Alumnus. He served on the Florida Southern College board of trustees for 10 years. Dr. Eberly was also honored as the Doctor of the Year by the North Broward Hospital District, encompassing three hospitals in Broward County, where he also started a family practice residency affiliated with the University of Florida.
He is survived by a daughter, Sarah Hendricks and husband, Kevin, of Greenville; two sons, Arthur L. Eberly, III, MD and wife, Stacy, of Greenville and John Eberly, MD and wife, Ronda, of Greenville; eight grandchildren, Caroline, Charlotte, Wallace, Brewer, Elizabeth, Catherine, Margaret and Arthur IV; and a great-grandson, John Brewer Eberly, III.
A memorial service was held Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home in Greenville, S.C.
Committal services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon. The family will receive friends immediately following the committal service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John (Lindsay Demaree) Harrison.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenville County Medical Society, Student Scholarship, PO BOX 8738, Greenville, S.C. 29604. Online condolences: myersmortuary.com.
Published on February 27, 2018
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