|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1911|
|Death: ||Nov. 27, 1992|
Fitzgerald-The Herald-Leader December 2, 1992
Mr. Royal, 81, deacon at Frank Church dies.
Mr. James S. Royal, 81, of Rt. 4 died at 4:30 a.m. Friday November 27, 1992, at his residence. Mr. Royal was born to Ella Whitley and J. A. Royal January 31, 1911, in Irwin County. He was the widower of Josephine Harden Royal.
Mr. Royal had lived in the community all of his life where he was a farmer and deacon of Frank Primitive Baptist Church. He was song leader for 35 years. He was a member of the Irwin County Board of Registrars and a worker of the Royal Singing Convention.
Survivors include : sons, Seaborn and Whitley Royal, both of Fitzgerald, and Billy and Joe Royal, both of Ocilla; Daughters: Dorothy Grimsley and Mary Frances Cantrell, both of Fitzgerald, Katie Royal and Betty Laura McGill , both of Ocilla, and Charlotte Herrington of Milledgeville; sisters, Vasthi Myers, Ruth Peterson, and Eloise Luke, all of Ocilla; 19 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 29, at 2 p.m. at Frank Primitive Baptist Church with the
Elder Maurice Riner, Gerald Proctor and Elliotte Tucker officiating. Music was presented by singers of the Frank Church choir; duet, Donna Griffin and Lynn Strange, and pianist Andi McWhorter. Serving as pallbearers were Clete Royal, Andy Royal, Victor Royal, Stephen Grimsley, Erston Royal, Brandon Cantrell, Ryan Herrington, Jim Herrington, and James Edward McGill. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Frank Primitive Baptist Church.
Interment was in the Whitley Cemetery in Irwin County.
The Paulk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Provided by June Harper
James Alfred Royal (1872 - 1950)
Ella Trixie Whitley Royal (1877 - 1952)
Dorothy Josephine Harden Royal (1915 - 1986)
Seaborn J. Royal (1938 - ____)*
James Whitley Royal (1940 - 2007)*
Dorothy Eleanor Royal Grimsley (1942 - 2001)*
William Erston Royal (1952 - 2007)*
Erston B Royal (1900 - 1989)*
John W. Royal (1902 - 1902)*
Alfred Raymond Royal (1903 - 1905)*
Mary Lillian Royal Harden (1905 - 1987)*
Minnie Ora Royal (1906 - 1906)*
Mattie Mytrice Royal Gaines (1907 - 1989)*
Lelia Vasthi Royal Myers (1909 - 1995)*
James Shinholster Royal (1911 - 1992)
Ruth Evelyn Royal Peterson (1913 - 2002)*
Walter Charles Royal (1917 - 1991)*
Dorothy Eloise Royal Luke (1922 - 2009)*
Created by: Larry E. Royal
Record added: Mar 26, 2013
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