In Memory

Barbara Ellen Kugler - Class Of 1963

Barbara Kugler Carter

NOVEMBER 7, 1944 – AUGUST 1, 2020

Class of 1963




I Came, I saw, I conquered- I wondered what I got. . . A Southern Draw to match her Southern Grace.


Barbara “Bitsy” Kugler Carter, 75, was called to be with the Lord August 1, 2020, and is now reunited with her parents whom she dearly missed. Born November 7, 1944, to the late Charles Brown “Brownie” Kugler and Patricia “Pat” Kugler, in Clinton, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach became her home at the age of 14. During her Freshman year at Myrtle Beach High School she was Miss Seahawk. Bitsy was known for her sweet smile and “Southern drawl which matched her Southern grace”. Following high school graduation in 1963, she studied bookkeeping at Palmer Business School in Charleston, SC. She lived in Texas, Nebraska and England and returned home to Myrtle Beach where her heart had always been. Throughout her life in Myrtle Beach, her career included a variety of work experiences: Preschool Teacher at St. Philip Lutheran Church, Secretary for the First Presbyterian Church, Bookkeeper for Delores Bowen Private Investigator and Accountant, Secretary for Dorman Realty, and Front Desk Reservationist at the Pan American Hotel. She loved walking the beach searching and collecting shark’s teeth, a hobby she passed down to her children and grandchildren. For health reasons, Bitsy moved to Southport, NC to be closer to her son and his family, then to Chesterfield, VA where she spent her last 10 years. This move allowed Bitsy to be closer to her loving, devoted daughter and family and enabled her to enjoy weekly visits and many holidays together as well as the opportunity to attend her grandchildren's school and sporting events. She leaves behind, to cherish her memory, her daughter, Ellen Macpherson Squyars (husband, Anthony) of Chesterfield, Virginia; son Bill Macpherson of Wilmington, North Carolina; sister, Patricia “Patsy” Smith (husband, Joe Sam) of Conway, South Carolina. She is also survived by five grandchildren: Savannah Squyars, Megan Squyars, and Grant Squyars of Chesterfield, Virginia and Rylie Macpherson and Tanner Macpherson of Wilmington, North Carolina. Bitsy also leaves behind her niece Amy Smith Burger, nephew Doc Smith, their families, as well as several cousins in North Carolina. There will be a gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life November 2020, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Details forthcoming. In lieu of flowers and to honor her love for her cat, Jenna, the family requests donations to RAL (Richmond Animal League) at or to Grand Strand Humane Society at

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11/07/20 07:24 AM #1    

Randy Jennings (1966)

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