May 14, 1905 ~ April 25, 2010
Resided in: Candler, NC
Myrtle Montgomery Stiles went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, April 25, 2010. Mrs. Stiles would have celebrated her 105th birthday on May 14th. She was born in Culberson, NC and was a lifelong resident of Buncombe County. She was the daughter of the late Columbus and Amanda Montgomery and was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey F. Stiles, brothers, Poley, Herman and Glenn Montgomery, sisters, Mattie Stiles and Genoa Murphy, son-in-law, Frank Johnson, and a great-great infant grandchild. Mrs. Stiles was a longtime member of West Asheville Church of God. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening, and listening to gospel music. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughters, Margaret S. Johnson and Sue S. Lovingood and husband Hayes, all of Candler; son, William Carson Stiles and wife, Doris, of Statesville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Geneva M. Travis. Special thanks are extended to her caregiver of 14 years, Margaret Reid, and her loving family physician of 20 years, Dr. Karen Dedman. Mrs. Stiles left a legacy of Godly heritage, love and kindness to all who knew her. The funeral will be at 1:00 pm. Tuesday at West Asheville Church of God, 60 State Street, with the Revs. Frankie Tyson, Billy Stiles, and Ronald Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the West Asheville Church of God, 60 Pennsylvania Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with the arrangements.