MYRTLE BEACH—Beulah Miles Butler, 78, passed away peacefully on May 1.

Beulah was born on Sept.12, 1940, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, daughter of the late Eugene and Beulah Butler Gatewood.

She was predeceased by first husband Addison Sanford Miles and son David Warren Miles.

She is survived by husband Dr. Eugene Butler; son Frederick Scott Miles and wife Robin; daughter Melissa Miles Rufty and husband Alfred; 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 and Dora. Forever beautiful, our Bebe.

A funeral service was held May 5 at Trinity Church, with burial following in Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.

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