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Page Harley Royal

September 5, 1938 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Page Royal Obituary

Page Harley Royal, age 85, of 16 Montview Drive, Sparta, NC was surrounded by family as he went to his eternal home on January 7, 2024 at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. 

Page was a hard worker all of his life.   He worked several factory jobs through his twenties and began working for Dr. Graybow Pre-Smoked Pipe Factory in 1970.  He worked there 48 years.  He grew big gardens each year and usually produced enough to share with family and friends.  He was gifted in carpentry.  He built a treasured family cabin around 1979.  He and Betty had just celebrated 56 years of marriage in December.  When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed playing guitar.  He was in the gospel singing group The Tones of Praise in the 1960’s.  He also played with The Little Pine Singers.  He was gifted with the ability to play by ear.  He attended Bethany United Methodist Church for 45 years where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and pianist for over 30 years. He was a dedicated father who always made sure that his daughter always had everything she needed.  Of all his roles and titles his favorite and most adored was Granddaddy.  His granddaughters were the sparkle in his eye.  

Page was born September 5, 1938, in Ashe County to the late Ira and Maudie Royal.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Ezra Royal, Presley Royal, C. Denton Royal, Beldon Royal, and Charlie Royal; one sister, Hester Royal Clark; and one granddaughter Jincy Alma Taylor.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Joines Royal of the home; a daughter, Meeka Royal Taylor and husband Darrell of Independence, VA; two grandchildren: Harley Taylor and Jada Taylor of Independence, VA. Extended family and friends also survive.

Funeral Services to honor the life of Page will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday, January 10th, 2024 at Bethany United Methodist Church with Reverend Danny Nettleton officiating. Interment will follow in Bethany Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and all other times at the residence.

Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to Bethany Community Cemetery Fund, c/o Kim Kirk, 2609 Bethany Rd., Independence, VA 24348.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church
1305 Shady Hill Road
Independence, VA 24348

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church
1305 Shady Hill Road
Independence, VA 24348

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

Bethany Community Cemetery
1305 Shady Hill Road
Independence, VA 24348

Donations

Bethany Community Cemetery c/o Kim Kirk
2609 Bethany Rd., Independence VA 24348

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