Beverly Carlton

February 10, 1931July 10, 2013

Beverly Beeland Carlton, 82, of St. Simons Island, GA passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Mrs. Carlton was born in Athens, GA, February 10, 1931 to the late Ruth Leverette Beeland and George Thomas Beeland. Beverly graduated from the University of Georgia in 1952 where she was a member of the Tri-Delta sorority. She moved to Augusta, GA in 1966 where she lived until she relocated to St. Simons Island in 2011. While living in Augusta, she enjoyed watching golf and entertaining the golfers and guests that visited Augusta. She was also a member of Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church where she was active with the Prime-Time group. Beverly enjoyed watching the Braves play, took much pleasure in swimming, and absolutely adored visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be deeply missed to all whose lives she touched. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Carlton is preceded in death by her husband, William Morton Carlton, Jr. and a son, Thomas Morton Carlton.

Survivors include her two sons, Dr. William Beeland Carlton, (COL, Ret. USA) and wife Laura of St. Simons Island, GA; David Parks Carlton and wife Jane Anne of Huntsville, AL; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Leigh Gust (Eric) of Ft. Leavenworth KS, Mrs. Lindsay Robbins (Dave) of Sachse, TX, Mrs. Claire Gibson (Patrick) of Nashville, TN, William Carlton of St. Simons Island, GA, JT Carlton and Claudia Carlton of Monroe, GA, Bryan Carlton of Acworth, GA, and Andrew Carlton of Huntsville, AL, as well as four great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Sexton’s House, Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA at 2 pm Saturday, July 20, 2013. A graveside service will be conducted at 3 pm and inurnment will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions in Beverly’s honor be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick GA 31525 or to Care Net Pregnancy Center of Coastal Georgia, 3548 Community Rd. Brunswick, GA 31525

Mrs. Carlton’s arrangements have been placed into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home and Oglethorpe Crematorium.


  • Family and Friends Gathering Saturday, July 20, 2013
  • Graveside Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Traci Starnes

July 21, 2013

My thoughts and prayers going out to your family. She was a wonderful lady and treated My Tommy like a son growing up.

Gene Griffin

July 18, 2013

Bee, You helped make my West Point years a little more bearable and my Mom really enjoyed keeping up with your family over the years. You all are just good people! Your mother certainly played a huge part in who you are! I'm deeply sorry for her passing and your loss. May she rest in peace.

Jeannie Marczak

July 18, 2013

Our son,retired Lt. Col. Gene Griffin, and I were just talking last week about the wonderful family who sponsored him at the academy & brought a ray of sunshine to his time there. Your kindness has never been forgotten Beeland & Laura. I went straight to our photo album today & found you & the girls at Gene's wedding in '87.
It saddens us to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.


July 17, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)

Bryan Carlton

July 17, 2013

There's a lot I will say about Bebe while I'm there. She was a second Mother to me and the most selfless individual I have ever met. Love you Bebe, always..

Pat & Jim Taff

July 15, 2013

Bee and Laura, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mother.
We are sending our love and prayers!
Jim and Pat Taff


July 14, 2013

Bee: Deeply saddened to learn of your loss.
I was at UGA when she was. Do not recasll her but there are lots of things I don't remember.

John Sholar

July 13, 2013

BeBe was one of a kind. She was always so much fun to talk with. I was always amazed at her vast knowledge of so many different subjects. She has contributed and leaves behind a valuable legacy with her children and grands. Welcome home Beverly! You will be with us forever.

McBride Carol

July 12, 2013

To the Carlton Family: Your Mother will remain forever in my heart. Know that I am thinking of all of you during this difficult time. HUGS! Carol McBride