Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Stella Mae Burgess Stiles


10/16/1927 - 07/20/2019


Stella Mae Burgess Stiles of Peachtree passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was the daughter of the late Winslow and Dovie Burgess and a native of Cherokee County. Stella is preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Charles Arvil Stiles who passed away on May 5, 2007; brothers, Weldon Burgess and Arnold Burgess; and sister, Ruth Burgess Lankford.

Stella worked hard starting as a young child and instilled hard work to all of her family as a necessity to life. She worked at Peachtree Products where she retired only to continue hard work homemaking and always making sure the family was loved, taken care of and most importantly fed. Stella was an avid member of South End Baptist Church until she was unable to go. She loved attending church, singing in the choir with her buddy Trevor Grant and preparing meals for homecoming dinner with an all-time favorite banana pudding.

After a long life of hard work and dedication she leaves behind two sons, Pastor Harold C. Stiles and wife Brenda of Marble and Jearold Stiles and wife Sally of Murphy; two daughters, Carol Hale and husband William of Chapel Hill, TN and Brenda Mathis and husband Richard of Peachtree; six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren which she loved each and every one of them the same. Also surviving three sisters and one brother.

For the past year Stella was taken care at home by her family with special care from Linda Gentles, Kathy Leitner and Sheila Jones. The family cannot express how thankful they are to these special people and her granddaughter Tammy Powell and staff of Personal Touch Assisted Living. Stella leaves behind a lifelong legacy and will be greatly missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. RL Martin and Rev. Ronald Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Arron, Adam, Jimmy Joe, Kevin, Mason and John. Honorary pallbearers will be Joe, Brian, Jeremy, Brian, James, David, Stevie and Paul.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm, Monday, July 22, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

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


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