Paul AdkinsSports Editor
October 24, 2012
ROBINETTE, W.Va. — Donna Jean Ellis Bartram Royals, 55, of Robinette, departed this life Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Cabell-Huntington Hospital after a short illness.
Born July 5, 1957, at Man, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Ledna Thomas Ellis. Also preceding her in death were three husbands, Clyde Bartram, Merle Copley and Rick Royals; her parents-in-law, Claude and Lorene Workman Bartram; two brothers, Roger Ellis and Otis Ellis; one grand-daughter, Brandi Lashea Proffitt, and one nephew, Blaine Copley II.
Donna was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include one son, Clyde Bartram Jr. of Accoville; one daughter, Donna Lorene Proffitt of Amherstdale; one granddaughter, Brittany Leighann Proffitt of Amherstdale; three grandsons, Chayden Blake Toler and Nicholas Ryan Toler, both of Spice Creek, and Nijule Sharp of Amherstdale; three great-grandchildren, Bradley Scott Brown, Alivia Lashea Danzy and Tayten Don’Lee Ferrell; three sisters, Alice Faye Copley of Amherstdale, Anna Mae (Allen) Sprouse, with whom she made her home, also of Amherstdale and Nancy Ruth (Teddy) Frye of Greenville; two brothers, Eddie Ellis of Riley Camp and Leon Ellis of Greenville; two special family members who were like her daughters, Deanna Bartram of Pennsylvania and Elaine Blankenship of Lancaster, S.C.; a special nephew, Roger Ellis of Man, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, at the Greenville Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Allen James Sprouse, assisted by Rev. P. J. Tomblin, officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Visitation will be from 6-11 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
Pallbearers will be family.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.