November 14, 2010

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Gladys Browing Harless

 Gladys Leona Harless, age 97, of Lorton Lick Road, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at her home.

She was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her joy in life was cooking and helping others. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the Montcalm United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Harless; daughter, Evelyn White and her husband Huston White; sons, Jesse (Chuck) Harless and Gordon (Sonny) Harless.

Survivors: Daughters, Loretta Boucher and husband Robert of Salem, N.H., Ann (Bootie) Mosqus of Pel Ham, N.H.; sons, Junior Harless and wife Janet of Salem, N.H., William Harless of Bluefield, W.Va.; sister, Margaret Huffman of Baltimore, Md.; special niece and caregiver, Lettie Belodeau; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with the Reverend David Ratcliff officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Her pallbearers will be grandsons, Christopher Boucher, David Boucher and William Harless; nephews, Sammy Thompson and Ronnie Thompson; and son-in-law, Robert Boucher.

Friends may call on Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family is accepting online condolences at

The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.