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Obituary: Leon Royal

Leon Royal, 87 of Evening Shade passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021.  He was born March 13, 1934, in Evening Shade, Arkansas to Delzo and Verdia (Barnett) Royal.  He was a retired mail carrier and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ in Evening Shade.  He served seven years in the United States Air Force.  He was a guitar and instrument maker and enjoyed boat building and sailing, restoring antique tractors, and woodworking.  He was also a HAM Radio Operator.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Dale Royal; one brother, Curtis Royal and one sister, Janice Royal Franks.

Survivors include two daughters, Ginger Clark (Lonnie) of Mountain View and Angela Sutherland (Brien) of Concord; one brother, James Ray Royal (Eva) of Evening Shade; one sister, Kay Rodgers (Aubrey) of Jonesboro; nine grandchildren, Jessica Royal, Jamie Hill (Ryan), Joseph Royal (Maddi), Alan Swan (Candace), Candace Branscum (Hunter), Preston Clark (Brandi), Sydney Stephen, Josey Sutherland, and Katie Sutherland; ten great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Charolette Royal of Evening Shade; one special friend, Willene Norris of Poughkeepsie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Randy Cavender officiating.  Burial will follow in the Evening Shade Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday, May 17, 2021, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Royal, Ryan Hill, Alan Swan, Hunter Branscum, Preston Clark, and Kenneth Royal.

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