James Cearley Royal-James "Walter" Cearley 70, of Royal died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002 ,at home. Born October 26, 1931 at Royal to Clement Walter and Vela Electra Pittman Cearley, he was retired from Bell Systems, a U.S. Navy Korean War Veteran and Baptist. He was predeceased by three brothers, Jack Cearley, Ed Cearley and Clement Cearley, and one sister, Margie Francis Cathey. Survivors include one daughter, Beth Ann Cearley of Alton, Ill.; one son and daughter-in-law James W. and Lisa Jr. of Athens, GA; two sisters, Lillian Johnston of Powder Springs, GA., and Clara Mae Egleston of Mount Ida; and two grandchildren, Zachary Cearley and Kelli Cearley. The service wil be noon Saturday in Gross Funeral Home chapel, Hot Springs, with the Rev. Harold Turner oficiating. Pallbearers will be Walton Powell, Bruce Garnett, Carter McCaslin, Jackie Berry, Roger Ennis and Gary Pope. Honary pallbearers are Ruby Lee Kilby, Bill Kilby, Mary Ann McGowen, Pat Berry, Sally Crume and L. D. Pope. Burial will be in Lowe Cemetery with military honors provided by Thaddeus H. Caraway VFW post 2278 Honor Guard.
Elizabeth Cearley-Moore Royal is in Garland Co., Arkansas. James Walter Cearley was the son of Clement Walter, grandson of Clement Walter, ggrandson of Soloman Careley,gggrandson of Larkin Cearley/Carley/Kerley.