Thelma Stiles McDonald better known to family and friends as "Dean", age 85, of Murphy, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022, at Murphy Rehab and Nursing Home. Mrs. McDonald was born February 4, 1937, in Cherokee County, NC, to the late Ernest Stiles and the late Icey Payne Stiles. She was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church, and had retired after forty-four years of working for Clifton Precision Machine, Norfolk Grumman and Moog. Dean loved listening to gospel music on WKRK, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-nine years, Wilford "Will" McDonald, son-in-law, Billy Harbin, brother, Lloyd Stiles, and sister, Wilma Seabolt.
Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Harbin, granddaughter, Amy (Marty) Jones, grandson, Nathan (Kristie) Harbin, great-grandchildren, C.J. Jones, Luke Harbin, Jake Harbin, and Hadlee Harbin, three sisters, Alma (Jack) Ivey, Jeri Holbrooks, Doris (Richard) Roberson and sister-in-law Maggie Stiles.
Funeral services: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Eddis Dockery and Rev. Richard Roberson officiating. Music by Lisa Roberson. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers: Marty Jones, C.J. Jones, Luke Harbin, Nathan Harbin, Kevin Roberson, and Don Stiles. Honorary pallbearer: Ronnie Roger.
The family will receive friends at Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.