BERTRAND -- Royal Riley George, 70, died at 7:35 a.m. April 14, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 20, 1937, in Red Bay, Ala., he was the son of the late Floyd and Lillie Bell Warren George. Disabled since birth, he resided the past 20 years in nursing care facilities and since 2002 had been a resident of Bertrand Nursing Facility.
Survivors include: one brother, Doyle George of Durham, N.C.; three nephews, Bruce Groves and Rocky George of Bertrand and Jeff Groves of Wyatt; and four nieces, Janet Sherris of Sikeston, Martha Waters of Canalou, Karen Vaughn of Durham and Sherma Peters of Arkadelphia, Ark.
One sister, Helen Kathleen Groves, preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 2:30 p.m. until time of memorial services at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Todd Crumley, pastor of the Heartland Harvest Church in Sikeston, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.