Royce Appleby Jr., 68 of Athens, GA. Son of Nellie Grace Appleby and the late Royce Appleby Sr. passed away peacefully on August 10, 2018. He is survived by his wife Pasty Appleby, two sons: Royce Appleby III, ( Fiance Kasie Nix) of Athens, GA. and Kenneth L. (Coneshia)Jackson Of Gainesville GA. Four sisters: Frances Dotson of Jefferson GA, Vivian Hardin of Atlanta, GA., Delphine (Richard) Burton of Athens, GA., and Donnette (Michael) Parks of Alabaster, AL; one brother: James Appleby of Jefferson, GA.; five grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Service will be held at Eberhart & Son Mortuary Chapel on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2: 00 pm. Viewing will be Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Burial will be at Jefferson Pentecostal Church, Jefferson, GA.