Edward Lawrence Stilley was born July 27, 1930 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 88. Ed was preceded in death by his parents William and Sarah (Parker) Stilley; brothers Clyde Stilley, Raymond Stilley, Albert Stilley; and sister Mary Turner. On May 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Eliza A. Miller, his wife of 60 years, who survives him. Ed is also survived by; 5 children Martha Alice Durossette of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Stephen Edward Stilley of Houston, Texas, Oscar Amos Stilley of Yazoo City, Mississippi, Nathan Joe and wife Lovina B. Stilley of Monterey, Tennessee, and Mary Jane Cover of Huntsville, Arkansas. He is also survived by his sister Liz Winjum, 17 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in with, Pastor Steven Thrasher officiating. Interment will follow at the Upper Clifty Cemetery in Clifty, Arkansas under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Faith Apostolic Church, 500 Morris Street, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.