Edward Samuel Royalty
Aged: 80 years
Edward Samuel Royalty, 80, of 105 Donna Drive, Lawrenceburg, died Thursday, March 4, 1999 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington. Born February 15, 1919 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Samuel S. and Addie Merritt Robinson Royalty. He had lived in Anderson County 52 years. He was the former co-owner of Brown and Royalty Used cars in Frankfort, and was owner-operator of Baker's Service Master in Frankfort for 18 years until his retirement in 1982. He was a member and deacon emeritus of the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church and a member of the Fishers of Men Sunday School class. He was a former member of the Alton Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon in 1954. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps, 6th Division, during WWII. Survivors include: his wife of 61 years, Isabelle Hurst Royalty, Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Mary Barbara Stratton, Campbellsville and Mrs. Bill (Joan) Stewart, Hazard; one son, Dale Edward (Cindy Coyle) Royalty, Nashville, TN; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great grandchild, Paige Whitaker; a sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Royalty) Phillips, and a brother, Elwood (Woody) Royalty. Funeral services were held Sunday, March 7, at the Lawrenceburg First Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Jones, Bro. Ken Hale, Bro. Bernard Perry, and Dr. Ted Sisk officiating. Burial was in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Stratton, Dennis Stiglich, Gary McMillan, Tim, Ricky, and Steven Royalty. Honorary bearers were Harold Carter, Garvice Gibson, Walter Stocker, Paul Hanks, J. D. Westerfield, Earl Sorrels, Jr. and members of the Fisher of Men Sunday School class at First Baptist Church.