Heaven received another worshipper, Thursday night, Dec. 2, 2004, when Ronald Doyal joined his son Ken around the throne. He was the beloved husband of Joan Bartlett Doyal. He was the loving father of his three surviving children. Sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Kathy Doyal of Hampton and the Rev. Kerry and Robin Doyal of Tennessee; daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Steve Miller of McDonough; daughter-in-law, Diana Doyal of Locust Grove; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Marilyn Doyal of Fayetteville, David and Linda Doyal of Conyers, and Wayne and Sheilah Doyal of Tyrone; sister, Faye Shank of Morrow; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Kerry Doyal and the Rev. Don Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow at Jonesboro City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.