Loretta Royal Wingate

Hephzibah, GA – Loretta Royal Wingate, 59, wife of Alton Bruce Wingate, entered into rest on Monday, August 13, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 16, at 7:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Dietrich Oellerich officiating.
Mrs. Wingate, daughter of the late Homer O. Royal, Jr and Juanita Oliver Royal, was a native of Hephzibah and was the owner and manager of Barnacle Bruce’s Restaurant, in Panama City Beach, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas O. Royal and her grandparents, Thomas Q. Oliver and Mamie Gross Oliver; and Homer Royal, Sr, and Mabel P. Royal.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her son Elijah N. Kuhring, and his wife, Christine, of Hephzibah; her daughter, Rebecca Hope Powell and her husband, Trey, of Hephzibah; her stepson, Matthew McKinney, of Hephzibah; her stepdaughter, Stacey Bryant, of Hephzibah; her brothers, David A. Royal, and his wife, Anne, of Waynesboro, and David A. Royal, II, of Girard; her sisters, Lorraine Dismuke, and her husband, Mike, of Hephzibah, and Renita Schlein, and her husband, Steve, of Hephzibah; her grandchildren, Sarah Kuhring, Meloni Kuhring, Naomi Kempter; her sister in law, Lynda Royal, of Lilburn, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909.
The family will receive friends Thursday, August 16, from 5:00 until 7:00 at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill RD, Augusta, GA 30906.

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