Curtis Beall, 1922-2013
Curtis “Coot” Beall (BSA ’47), UGA’s oldest-living cheerleader, died Jan. 10 after a battle with prostate cancer. Hailing from Dublin, Ga., Beall was the first of his family to graduate from college. His education was interrupted by service with the Marine Corps during World War II, but after earning his degree he returned to UGA to cheer on the sidelines at nearly every homecoming game, missing last fall’s due to illness. He is the author of Memoirs of a Marine Dawg: From Rose Bowl to Pacific Theater. The book raised more than $10,000, all of which was donated in support of the UGA cheerleaders.
Editor’s note: After Georgia Magazine went to press, we discovered that Curtis Beall’s older brother, the late Millard Fillmore Beall (BSA ’40), was the family’s first UGA graduate. We regret the error.