Valdosta Daily Times


May 9, 2013

Willie James Royal

VALDOSTA — Willie James Royal, 60, of Valdosta, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Cordele, Ga., on March 15, 1953, to the late George Royal and Clara Bell Shorter Royal. Mr. Royal owned and operated Royal’s Boutique and was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Chi Sun Royal of Valdosta; two daughters and one son-in-law, Leea and Stephan Joseph of Kennessaw, Ga., Gina Royal of Valdosta; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Raymond Dollison of Jonesboro, Ga. and Edith and Arthur Outlaw of Atlanta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Gwendolyn Royal of Cordele, Ga. and Frank and Daniela Royal of Italy; his aunt, Dorothy King of Cordele, Ga., and uncle, Clem Shorter of East Palatka, Fla.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Joyce Daniels delivering the eulogy and prayers and Soloist, Brenda Jones. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 323 Pine Ave., Suite 100, Albany, GA 31701.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at — Carson McLane Funeral Home

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