The Obituary for Mrs. Carolyn Jean Royston


Mrs. Carolyn Jean Royston

April 23, 1936 – January 10, 2019


Memorial Service for Mrs. Carolyn Jean Royston, 82, of Dadeville, will be Saturday, January 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm at the Dadeville First United Methodist Church. Rev. Michael Carver will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Royston passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at East Alabama Medical Center. She was born on April 23, 1936 in Standing Rock, Alabama to Chappell W. Bonner and Jodie S. DeLoach Bonner. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Royston loved cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Royston enjoyed teaching for 25 years, retiring from Lyman Ward Military Academy.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Storey (Scott) of Camp Hill and Joyce Smith (Wayne) of Dadeville; son, Thomas B. Royston, III (Jenny) of Huntsville; grandchildren, Kathryn McGraw (Michael), Mallory Beck (Jerime), Melissa Newton (Seth), Elizabeth Storey, Melody McNees, Gannon McNees; great-grandson, Matthew McGraw; and sister, Frances Brown (Leonard) of Five Points.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 58 years, Thomas Beverly Royston, Jr.; and brothers, Chappell Ward Bonner and Emmett Fletcher Bonner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Dadeville First United Methodist Church, 140 W. LaFayette Street, Dadeville, AL 36853.

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Langley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.