Robert "Claude" Stiles, age 82 of Murphy, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at his residence.
Claude was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County. He was a son of the late McKinley and Minnie Hedrick Stiles. Claude was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and the Montgomery Masonic Lodge #426. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Regina Stiles; infant brother; son, Donnie J. Stiles; brothers, Warren, Herman, Homer and Jack Stiles; and sisters, Norma Nix, Vaude King, May Roberts and Oma Taylor.
Surviving are his son, Lonnie G. Stiles of Murphy; daughter, Jeanette Loudermilk and husband Russell of Murphy; sisters, Eunice Johnson and Barbara Anderson; six granddaughters, Michelle Hayes and husband Hank, Amy Brendle and husband Matt, Billie Joe Stiles, Nicole Hunt and husband Bill, Brittany Barnes and husband Greg and Savannah Ware and husband Barrett; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law, Vicky Stiles Jenkins and special friend Winnie Galloway.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Revs. Doug Howard, Gerald Derreberry and Ronnie Crisp will officiate. Music will be provided by Rebecca Mashburn and June Hensley. Burial will be in the church cemetery with masonic graveside rites being conducted by the Montgomery Masonic Lodge #426. Pallbearers will be Chris Johnson, James Johnson, Russell Anderson, Hunter Brendle, Johnny Hamby, Mack Townson, Robbie Stiles and Gage Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be Kane Barnes, Dakota Hunt and the Paradise Hunting Club.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home. The body will lie-in-state from 1 pm - 2 pm, Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Oak Grove Baptist Church.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is charge of all arrangements.
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