The family of Harla Stone James will celebrate her life of her 69 years with a private family graveside service at Resthaven Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield.
Harla was born June 19, 1951, in Brownfield, to Harley and Dorothy Stone.
She attended Brownfield public schools and then graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in education.
Harla married Alan L. James on March 15, 1980.
She had two very special people in her life, Alana, her daughter and Kutter, her grandson. She loved them unconditionally and they will miss her dearly.
She taught high school English, history and honors classes for 37 years, 35 of those at Anton High School.
Her specialty was UIL contest, literary criticism and social studies. Her teams competed at the state level over 15 times, winning first several times.
Harla’s passion was reading, she was never seen without her iPad, she was always reading several books at the same time.
After retiring from public education, Harla was the secretary at First United Methodist Church in Littlefield.
She also taught a Sunday School class there and taught a weekly bible study class for six years.
She was selected as the Administrative Assistant Of The Year for the City of Littlefield and she served on several State education committees and as President of the Texas Hereford Auxiliary.
Harla is survived by her husband, Alan L. James of Littlefield; daughter, Alana Leigh James of Anton; and a grandson, Kutter Thomas Thornton; and the hundreds of students lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, Harla requested memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church in Littlefield, 700 West 14th Street, Littlefield, Texas 79339.