Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Vaud King


08/14/1924 - 03/12/2019


Vaud King, age 94 of Murphy, NC passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her residence.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, NC and the daughter of the late McKinley and Minnie Headrick Stiles. Vaud was a lunchroom manager in the school system and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon King; one son, Harold King; brothers, Harvey, Herman, Homer and Jack Stiles; and sisters, Norma Nix, Mae Roberts and Oma Taylor.

She is survived by one son, Steve King; one brother, Claude Stiles; two sisters, Barbara Anderson and husband Edgar and Eunice Johnson; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church. Pastors Ronnie Crisp and Randy Johnson will officiate. Music will be provided by Russell Anderson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin King, Clint Rankin, Jimmy Bailey, Chris Johnson, Danny Turner and Rodney Vice. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Martin and Edgar Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 pm, Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy where she will lie in state until being placed in the church one hour prior to the service hour.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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