Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Mary Lou Stiles


11/06/1922 - 10/20/2018


   Mary Lou Stiles, age 95 of Murphy, NC passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at Murphy Rehab & Nursing.

   She was the daughter of Robert Taylor Kelly and Rosetta Leatherwood. She was a homemaker and although she did not have any children of her own, she helped raise dozens of children in the Bear Paw Community.

   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Stiles and several brothers and sisters.

   She is survived by her brother, William T. Kelly and wife Lorine and several nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Bear Paw Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Ware and Rev. Tommy Hayes and Rev. Eddie Hardin will officiate. Burial will follow in Bear Paw Baptist Church Cemetery.

   The family will receive friends from 1-2pm, Tuesday October 23, 2018 at Bear Paw Baptist Church prior to the service.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help family with expenses to Gail Kelly at Entegra Bank in Murphy, NC.

   Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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