Evelyn Bush Harless, age 80, of Granite Falls, passed away at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson. Our beautiful mom passed away, Wednesday, September 7, 2011. She was born January 19, 1931 in Caldwell County to the late Doyle Bush and Alma McRary Bush. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bud Bush.
Mrs. Harless retired from Fairfield Chair in 1989. She was a member of Lenoir Community Church, and attended Solid Rock Baptist Church.
Mrs. Harless is survived by five children, Pamela Harless of Granite Falls, Jeff Harless and wife Maria Jo Harless of Manheim, PA, Hal Harless and wife Martha Clawson Harless of Kernersville, NC, Andrea Harless and life partner, Tracey Kern of St. Petersburg, FL and Matt Harless and wife Catherine of the U.S. Air Force; sister, Pat Fox of Cornelius; two cats, Maja and Littlebit; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Jerry Stines and Rev. Jon Cameron. Interment will follow at Union Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Robert Harless, Jonathan Harless, David Harless, Steve Tolbert Jr., Lee Resor and Rustin Clawson.
Honorary pallbearers will be James Harless and Tim Clawson.
The family respectfully request donations and memorials be made to: Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.
Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.