Myrtle Stiles

    Myrtle D. Stiles, 77, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Murphy Medical Center.
    She was a native and lifelong resident of Cherokee County, and the daughter of the late Randle Lee and Pearlene Young Farmer.
    Myrtle was a homemaker. She loved her family and her dog, Molly. She enjoyed her church, Southend Baptist, and singing in the choir.
    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, J.L. Farmer and Grady Farmer; and one sister, Jacklene Hughes.
    She is survived by her husband, Marvin Harold Stiles; three sons, Randall Stiles and wife Terry, Bill Stiles and wife Janice and Steve Stiles of the home; three daughters, Patricia Golden and husband Warren, Becky Sams and husband Dan and Shiryl Nix and husband Jimmy; two sisters, Alene Laney and husband Buster and Shirley Kephart and husband Alvin; special friend and caregiver, Desiree Henson;  29 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. The Rev. Steve Sneed and Pastor Harold Stiles officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Tim Kephart, Michael Sams, James Tague, Gregory Klima, Randall Stiles Jr. and Forrest Stiles. Honorary pallbearers were James and Danny Chastain.
    The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy.
    You may send tributes to the Stiles family at www.townson-rose.com.
    Townson-Rose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.