CARROLLTON. Albert Wesley Harless, age 97, of 194 White Oak Lane, died December 26, 2004 at Pickens County Medical Center. Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Marvin Chapel Methodist Church with Reverend Jack House presiding. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform, Ala. is directing.
His wife, Rozzie Pearl Acker Harless; his parents; 5 brothers, Harvey, Dan, Jim, Clyde, and Dodson Harless; and 1 sister, Fannie Voss, precede him in death.
Survivors include his three daughters, Doris Eileen Wood of Reform, Ruby Smith (Doug) of Millport, and Wanda Wilson (Gene) of Gordo; three sons, Hubert Harless (Brenda) of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Robert Harless (Nell) of Carrollton, and Jimmy Harless (Ginger) of Coker, Ala.; one sister, Ada Wright of York, Ala.; and 8 grandchildren, Karen Briggs (Bill), Bridget Mock (Scott), Jeremy Harless, Dave Wood (Mallanie), Michael Smith (Carol), Bradley Smith, Jan Elliott (James), and Wes Fuller (Dina).
Albert Wesley Harless was born June 1, 1907 to the late Wiley Dan and Emma Elmore Harless in Pickens County. Mr. Harless was the oldest member of Glen Echo Free Will Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and a life-long resident of Pickens County.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Harless, Dave Wood, Michael Smith, Bradley Smith, Wes Fuller, Ronald Acker, and William Yerby.
Honorary pallbearers are Paul Campbell, Donald Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Lipsey, Friends and Neighbors of Marvin Chapel and Carrollton communities.
Special thanks to Pickens County Medical Center and Staff and Aliceville Manor Nursing Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Marvin Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery Fund in care of: Pam Alexander, 3447 Marvin Chapel Road, Carrollton, AL 35447.
December 27, 2004