December 22, 2021, 90, Mount Olive –
Henry Preston Royall, 90, resident of the Beautancus community near Mount Olive, died Wednesday night, Dec. 22, at Duplin Vidant Hospital. He was a retired electrician. He worshipped at Stanford Presbyterian Church and was an Army veteran of the Korean War era.
Visitation will be Sunday, Dec. 26, from 4 until 6 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, December 27, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following in the Roberts Cemetery. Officiating will be the Rev. Chris Turner. Guests will also be received at the home of Debbie Miller.
Mr. Royall is survived by his wife, Thelma Royall; two stepdaughters, Debbie Miller and Connie Munns, both of Beautancus; grandchildren, Leigh Butler of Clinton, Todd Miller and Robbie Cruse, both of Mount Olive, Michael Howe of S.C.; great grandchildren, Lexie, Dylan, and Ryan Miller, Caroline and Grayson Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur p. and Tommie Roberts Royall; a sister, Geraldine Davis; a brother, Bobby West Royall; a grandson, Chris Miller; a special uncle and aunt who raised him, Ned and Margaret Roberts, and their girls who were raised to be like his sisters, Ann R. Watson, Sue R. Kornegay, Jim Hazel R. Stroud, and Peggy R. Quinn.