Harless, JoAnn Cumbee

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JoAnn Cumbee Harless, 76, of Ripplemead, went to be with the Lord at her home on Friday, May 13, 2011. Mrs. Harless was born on May 20, 1934, in Maybrook, Va., and was a daughter of the late Orbie Cumbee and Pauline Atkins Cumbee. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Betty C. Dowdy; and one brother, Donnie Cumbee.

Mrs. Harless was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead and was a retired employee of the Celanese Plant in Narrows.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jimmy Randall Harless, of Ripplemead; two daughters, Judy Hoffman and her husband, Bob, of Puyallup, Wash., and Samantha H. Suroski and her husband, Danny, of Ripplemead; one brother, Ronnie Cumbee and wife, Claudine, of Pembroke; four sisters, Charlotte C. Hendrickson, of Pembroke, Geneva Robinette and husband, Cecil, of Pembroke, Patty Sessor, and Barbara Langford and husband, Jimmy, of Pembroke; and five grandchildren, Jamie, Brett, Michelle, Nikki and Melissa.

Memorial Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at the Riverview Baptist Church in Ripplemead with the Rev. Shahn Wilburn officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service from 2 to 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Giles County Humane Society.

The family is being served by Givens Funeral Home in Pearisburg, Va., 540-921-1650.