Mrs. Bertha Eloise Stevenson Royal McGahee
THOMSON, Ga. - Mrs. Bertha Eloise Stevenson Royal McGahee,
87, was called to Heaven February 12, 2011. She was the beloved
wife of the late Eugene F. "Gene" Royal and Bud R. McGahee.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 15,
in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Dr. Don Widener
Mrs. McGahee was born in Appling, and was the daughter
of the late G.P. "Pop" Stevenson and the late Sybil Tankersley
Stevenson. She was retired from Garland Mills as a seamstress, was
a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, E.F. "Gene" Royal
and Bud R. McGahee; her daughter, Frankie Eugenia Royal; her
brothers, Clyde Stevenson, Loyd Stevenson, Clarence "Snake"
Stevenson and Grover Stevenson.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ruth Waller, Barbara
Royal Durden, and Iris (Jack) Lesney, all of Thomson; a son, Greg
Royal, Thomson; four brothers, Luther "Dick" (Allene) Stevenson,
Murrayville, Hubert "Stub" (Lorene) Stevenson, Chatsworth,
Charlie (Mary Ruth) Stevenson, Chatsworth, and Fred (Linda)
Stevenson, Dalton; two sisters, Mamie Robertson, Warrenton
and Lynda (Bob) Kendrick, Chatsworth; 7 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren,
3 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Web posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011