Nelson Royals Raleigh, N.C. Nelson Craig Royals, 49, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. Born on July 19, 1956, in Greenville, he is the son of Dr. Daggett O. Royals and Eleanor Dunn Royals. Nelson graduated from The Citadel and attended the University of Georgia for his postgraduate studies. He was a certified public accountant with New Phoenix Aerospace. Nelson is survived by his wife of 15 years, Claudia Waldrop Royals, and their daughter, Whitney Gene Royals; his parents, Dr. Daggett and Eleanor Royals; and his siblings, Charles Douglas Royals and Carol Elizabeth Royals, all of Greenville; by his mother-in-law, Jean S. Waldrop; his brother-in-law, Chris Waldrop; and his nephew, Sully Waldrop of Lancaster. A memorial service will be held today, Jan. 6, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Church of the Nativity, 8849 Ray Road, in Raleigh. Graveside services will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are preferred to the trust fund for Whitney Gene Royals, c/o Bank of America, 8371 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613.
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