Birdie Bobbitt Royal, age 77 of 98 Royal Lake Drive, Sparta, N.C. passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at her residence.

She was born March 24, 1943 in Alleghany County to the late Ernest and Guida Cox Bobbitt. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Beldon Clay Royal; three brothers: Carter Bobbitt, Clinton Bobbitt, and Buddy Bobbitt; one sister, Janet Bobbitt; son-in-law, Bobby Royal, Sr. Birdie was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. Birdie loved her family and attending church. She loved to sew, cook, and read. She is survived by two daughters, Betty Absher and husband Chris of Traphill, Janet Royal of Sparta; one son, Billy Royal of the home; one grandson, Bobby Royal, Jr., of Sparta; two sisters, Yvonne Myers of King, Maxine Joyce of Winston-Salem; one brother, E.M. Bobbitt of Wilkesboro; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests the honor of your presence at the graveside service at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery with Brother Ed Hall and Brother Danny Pruitt officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the graveside service at Bethany United Methodist Church and other times at the residence. Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. We ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask.

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