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Antonio Royal

October 2, 1973 — April 6, 2022


Asheville – Demarcus Antonio “Smoke” Royal, 48, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Mission Memorial Campus.

Smoke was a native of Crisp County, Georgia and a son of the late Betty Henton Royal. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jamari Antonio Royal, who died in 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Lynette Stanley Royal; one daughter, Nyasia Branton; son, Darius Davontae Royal; one sister, Charlotte Tolbert (Eddie) of Asheville; two brothers, Wilburn Royal (Samantha) of Florida and Curtt Royal of Georgia; one granddaughter, Dariana Nyzae Sky Royal; aunt, Beatrice Lawson; uncle, Jimmie Henton; mother-in-law, Alice Stanley of Dublin, Georgia; four brothers-in-law,  Kenneth Bell, Sr., Darry Stanley, Donald (Ronell) Stanley and Chris Stanley, all of Dublin Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Sharion (Ricko) Hankins of East Dublin, Georgia, Ramonda (Amos) Buckner of McIntyre, Georgia, and Debra Randall (Tony) of Florida; close and favorite cousin, Sonya Wood of Asheville; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Wells Funeral Home in Canton.

The care of Antonio “Smoke” Royal has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Canton

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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