Beulah Miles Butler

Beulah Miles Butler

Beulah Miles Butler, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. 

Beulah was born on September 12, 1940 in Winston-Salem, N.C., daughter of the late Eugene and Beulah Butler Gatewood.  She was predeceased by her first husband, Addison Sanford Miles and her son, David Warren Miles.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Eugene Butler, son, Frederick Scott Miles and his wife Robin, daughter, Melissa Miles Rufty and her husband Alfred, her grandchildren, Olivia, Lilly, and Adair Rufty, and Addison Miles, and her beloved extended family, Beverly Brandon Nichols and Joyce Hill.

She was known as “beautiful Beulah”, and those who knew her, knew that she was more beautiful on the inside than the outside. She always had a smile on her face, regardless of what she was going through. There was a mesmerizing quality about her. She was so memorable that even those who only met her once would always ask about her.

Beulah was the epitome of a southern lady – a steel magnolia. She loved to entertain, was gracious, self-sufficient, and incredibly thoughtful, always going above and beyond for others.  And what can we say about her amazing style, she had it! Beulah loved life and was grateful for the life she was lucky enough to live.

From the time she eloped at 19 with the first love of her life Sandy, Beulah set her sails for adventure and never looked back, continuing those adventures with her second love, Gene. From living in Germany to traveling the Bahamas, once Beulah’s adventures started, they never stopped. She will be loved and missed by many. The family is so appreciative of the unwavering love and support of her special caretakers, Whitney, Ashley, Sadie, Peggy, Angela, & Dora.

Forever beautiful, our Bebe.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Trinity Church, with burial to follow in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery. A register will be available at McMillan-Small Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00-4:00 for those that would like to sign and view.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

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Diane deVaughn Stokes
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 05/07/2019 12:33:27

Hugs and prayers to all of you.
Beulah was beautiful inside and out and did so many wonderful things in the community.
May God give all of you peace.

Jimmy Johnson
Conway, SC
Created On: 05/05/2019 13:49:26

Gene, Sorry we can't visit with you. Emma Lou's health has limited our getting around but we do want you to know we are thinking about you and your loss. Hopefully we can catch up with each other in the near future.

Dr Jim & Shea Mock
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 05/05/2019 00:57:17

Our family wishes to express our most sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother.

Susan Jeffords
Conway, SC
Created On: 05/04/2019 02:15:08

I am so sorry to hear of the passing away of Mrs. Butler. My most sincere condolences to Dr. Butler and all of the family.

Judy M. Allen
Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577
Created On: 05/03/2019 15:38:31

My deepest sympathy to all the family!

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