Ila Ruth Haralson
Ila Ruth Haralson
  • November 24, 1917 - June 11, 2017
  • Lubbock, Texas

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Ila Ruth Haralson, 99 years old went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 11, 2017, she was a long time resident of Lubbock, Texas. Ila was born in Foss, Oklahoma November 24, 1917 to Elmer and Rosie Gathright. Ila Gathright and James Wilton Haralson were wedded in Dill City, Oklahoma on November 19, 1939.

Ila loved her family and looked forward to having her family near her; raised her family on the farm in Morton, Texas. She loved to cook for her family and extended family loved to come to visit because of her cooking. Ila was good at any craft that she ever did; sewing, painting, etc. Ila loved the Lord and her church; always looked forward to Sundays and going to church.

Ila had a large family of 7 children and taught her children to love the Lord. Ila was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Haralson; daughter, Wilta Haralson; two sons, Earl Haralson and David Haralson; 2 sons-in-law, Jim Muncy and James Sullivan; also preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Rosie Gathright; sister, Audrey Wilson, and a brother Jesse Gathright.

Ila is survived by a son, Arlan and wife Betty Haralson; 3 daughters: Karin Sullivan, Cloie Muncy, Nelva and husband Rex Smith; daughter in law, Judy Haralson; 11 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 7 great- great -grandchildren; 2 brothers David and wife Wilma and Glen Gathright.

Ila was a long time member of Monterey Baptist Church. Memorials may be given to Monterey Baptist Church in her memory.

Pallbearers will be: Gary Durham, Dale Shaw, Sam Farris, George Jury, Steve Weir and Earnest Lykins.

Online condolences may be offered on our website at Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Lubbock, TX.