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Services Scheduled for Former Local President Paula Barker-Harless


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Paula D. "Lala" Barker-Harless

( February 23, 2023 )

Paula D. “Lala” Barker-Harless, 60, of Cross Lanes, went Home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, February 23, 2023, after a short illness.

Lala was born on February 3, 1963 in Charleston, WV to the late Barbara and Harold Barker. 

She was a 1981 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, she was a former employee of the Charleston Newspapers, and was retired from the US Postal Service, she was the former president of the American Postal Workers Union, Local 133 in Charleston.  Lala was a member Community Chapel Church in Cross Lanes.

Lala was also preceded in death by her sister Carol D. Tawney and her mother-in-law Ann G. “Nubby” Bonds.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 28 years Tommy L. Harless, brother-in-law Jeff Tawney, sister-in-law Becky Harless, nephews Adam Tawney and Tommie “TA” Harless, niece Lusinda Harless, and her special canine companion Kylla Jaxx.

A Memorial Celebration of Lala’s life will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2023 at Community Chapel Church, 5287 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313 with Pastor Jacob Burgess and Jeremy Mace officiating.  Her cremated remains will be placed at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV.  The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday at the church.

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