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RUSSELL ODELL “RUSS” HARLESS

Russell Odell “Russ” Harless, 51, 440 Robinson Road, Mars Hill, N.C., formerly of Ernestville community of Unicoi County, passed away suddenly Thursday morning, April 21, 2011, at the home of his brother.
He was born April 15, 1960 in Erwin, to the late Troy Odell and Katherine Ann Tinker Harless.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, T. J. Harless.
Survivors include his loving wife, Glenda Harless; daughter, Tamara Robnolte and husband David; grandson, Conner Robnolte and granddaughter, Aiya Robnolte, all of Erwin; step sons, Jamie Brown and fiancée Skye and daughter Allie of Mars Hill, N.C. and Brian Brown and wife, Jodi, of Mars Hill; brother, Gerald Harless, of the Ernestville community; three sisters, Chequita Harless, of California, Cheppeta “Jo Jo” Harless, of Erwin, and Treena Smith, of Greeneville; mother-in-law, Bessie Ramsey, of North Carolina, and faithful companion, his little dog, Tequila.
Funeral service was conducted at 4 p.m., Monday, April 25, from the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home with the Rev. David Byrd officiating.
Interment followed in the Tinker Family Cemetery in the Ernestville community.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home was in charge.