Mr. Beal was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Valdosta, Ga., to James Acres and Lassiephine Everett Beal. He graduated from Valdosta State College and earned a bachelor of science degree in pharmacology and chemistry from Southern College of Pharmacy. A registered pharmacist for over 55 years, he owned pharmacies in Griffin and Gainesville. In retirement, he and his wife, Judy, owned The Merry Christmas Shop in Dillard. Mr. Beal was an Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout troup leader, an award winning author, a youth Sunday school teacher, a swim and tennis instructor, an avid fisherman, hunter, and competitive golfer. His community honors include being a two-time Rotary Wheel Award recipient, a lifelong Elks Club member, a Rabun County Ducks Unlimited founder and Georgia Outdoor Writers Association President. He was the published author of “Southern Winds” and “Fatal Addiction” and over 500 newspaper and magazine articles on the great outdoors. He was featured in radio, television and film, and was a popular speaker among statewide organizations for those who love the outdoors. Mr. Beal organized the first Book and Art festivals in Griffin and St Mary’s. He was very proud of “Fatal Addiction” feedback and how it personally helped individuals and families dealing with addiction. Yet to be published is “Coca Cola: From the Dust of the Civil War,” which chronicles the life of John Stith Pemberton, the pharmacist who created the original formula.
His loved ones include his wife, Judy Mouchet Beal; children, Malvina Beal Moffett and son-in-law, Dr. Wayne Moffett and Warren Everett Beal Jr.; two grandchildren, Samuel Everett and Maggie Elizabeth Beal; step-sons, Lt. Col. Jess Hamilton Capel and William Preston Capel; and step-grandchildren, Jessika, Evan and Loren Capel.
Memorial services for Mr. Warren Everett Beal will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, at First Baptist Church Chapel, 751 Green St., Gainesville, Ga. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to First Baptist Church and the Hall County Humane Society.