Mr. Royal Lafayette Martin, age 70 of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at his residence. He was preceded in death by a niece Lori Sewell Johnson and a nephew Lee Sewell. Royal was a Member of Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church, Vice President of the Local UMWA, a 1961 graduate of Brilliant High School, a member of the Brilliant Masonic Lodge #601, and was retired from Drummond Coal Co. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Nelson Emerline Martin, son, Alan Martin (Shelia) of Brilliant, Kelly Martin Whitaker (Bradd) of Jasper, Kristy Martin Hudson (Scott) of Brilliant, Kandis Martin Irvin of Homewood, step children, Renee E. Moore, Anita Snow (Leland) Bryan Emerline (Laura) Olivia Metcalf (Jason), Grandchildren, Jessica Martin Davis (Jeffrey), Adam Martin, Heath Martin, Kayla Rhudy Cole (Jeremiha), Morgan Gibbs, Johnna Gibbs, Allie Whitaker, Karlie Whitaker, great grandson Harper Knight Davis, (2 more Great granchildren on the way, Jase Cole and Kenzley Martin), step grandchildren, Eric Moore, Amanda Cole (R.J.) Valerie Hyatt (Chris) Alicia Bozeman (Corey), Hannah Snow, Landon Snow. Rebecca Emerline, Scott Emerline, Kaitlyn Metcalf, Ryan Metcalf, and Justin Metcalf, 6 step great grandchildren, sister, Linda Martin Sewell (Dr. Aubrey) of Gulf Shores, Step-father, Ira Smith (Peggy) of Winfield, step brothers, Robert Smith (Cheryl) of Freeland, MI, and Jeff Smith (Mari) of Phoenix, AZ, and step sister, Mary Lou Cull (Jim) of Chicago, IL. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Friday, April 5, 2013 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Bro. Phillip Miles officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directing.