Columbus S. Beverley, 57, a banking official in the Washington area for several years and then a real estate appraiser for the Veterans Administration, died Saturday after being stricken by a apparent heart attack at his home in Winchester, Va.

Mr. Beverley was born in Alexandria and resided there until 1972, when he joined the Veterans Administration and moved to Winchester.

He was a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, served in the Army in World War II, and studied banking at Rutgers University, Golden Gate College in San Francisco and at American University. He worked for the U.S. Maritime Commission and as a bank examiner for the Treasury Department before beginning his career in private banking in 1951.

In the next 20 years, he held positions with the old First and Citizens National Bank of Alexandria, the old Peoples Saving and Loan Association, and the National Savings and Trust Co.

He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Winchester and of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Y., of the home in Winchester; two children, Christopher S., of Centreville, Va., and Elizabeth Winter DeHaven, of Clearbrook, Va.; three brothers, Maj. Gen. William W. Beverley, of Alexandria, Marshall J. Beverley, of Gerrandstown, W. Va., and Richard H. Carter Beverley Jr., of Winchester and two grandchildren.