Mr. Gurney Harold Royall, age 88 of Stuart, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2019, at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, N.C. He was born in Yadkin County, N.C. on October 4, 1930, to the late Wilson Gurney Royall and Grace Boggs Royall. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Tesh Royall; an infant daughter; two sisters, Annie and Oma; and four brothers, John, Ken, Charlie, and Larry. Gurney had served in the U.S. Army. He held several degrees in Bible Theology culminating in him earning his Doctorate. He enjoyed sharing the gospel and handing out Bibles.
Surviving are his wife of 13 years, Shirley Pack Royall of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamphelia and Glenn Overby of Lawsonville, N.C., Franchesta and David Martin of Meadows of Dan; one son and daughter-in-law, W. Gurney and Pam Royall, II of Meadows of Dan; one step-daughter, Jeannie Cummings Harding and husband, Mark of Mt. Crawford; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a special caregiver, Kelsey Martin; and his EZ-Stop family.
Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 921, Stuart, Va. 24171 or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 18981 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Stuart, Va. 24171.