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Updated: 5:24 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Posted: 5:22 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012

State names intersection for WSB's Royal Marshall

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Royal Marshall Intersection
The intersection of Courtland Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard has been named in honor of late WSB Talk Host and Neal Boortz producer/sidekick, Royal Marshall.

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Members of Royal Marshall's family at dedication ceremonies Thursday. Marshall's wife, Annette is on the far right in the blue dress. His mother Mary is holding his youngest daughter Ava. Amira is standing in the rear.

By Condace Pressley

On the eve of what would have been his 45th birthday, the State of Georgia Thursday dedicated a downtown Atlanta intersection in memory of WSB's Royal Marshall.

The intersection of Courtland St. and Ralph McGill Boulevard now bears signs reading "Royal Marshall Memorial Intersection."

State Representatives Kathy Ashe of Atlanta, Roger Bruce of Atlanta, Calvin Smyre of Columbus, and Jay Roberts of Ocilla sponsored House Resolution 642 honoring the longtime member of the Neal Boortz show.

"It's fitting that an intesection be named for him because he passed across so many of our lives,"said WSB's Belinda Skelton.

Marshall died suddenly of a heart attack in January 2011 leaving his mother, wife, two daughters and a host of other family members to survive him.

Marshall's widow, Annette choked back tears acknowledging the outpouring of love and support she and her daughter's have received since her husband's untimely death.

"For his girls to see their dad's name on a sign means so much," Marshall said.

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