LILES, ARNOLD WESLEY, born June 7, 1927 in Homewood, Alabama to Ethel Dawson and Arthur Louis Liles, passed away on March 2, 2004 in The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 76. He loved storytelling, canoeing and bluegrass music. Wesley was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a retired employee of Stewart & Stevenson and worked part time for Southwest Paddlesports. He was involved with the Folklore Society, Tejas Storytelling Association, National Storytellers, Houston Canoe Club, Cee Banders Radio Club in Birmingham, Al., Outdoor Nature Club and the VFW. His parents, a brother, Frank Liles, and a sister, Sarah Mayer, precede him in death. He is survived by: Jean, his wife of 53 years; his children, Laurel C. Tumis and husband Michael of Grayslake, Illinois, L. Brian Liles, Liana V. Liles, Lenora D Russell and husband Mike, Lisa K. Liles; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; brothers, James Carol and Lloyd Louis Liles; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 9:00 P.M. Thursday, March 4, 2004 at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services: 3:00 P.M. Friday, March 5, 2004 at Brookside Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jovita Jessup and Mr. Doug Smith officiating. Funeral Home & Cemetery . . . Eastex Freeway at Lauder . . . Published in The Birmingham News on 3/4/2004.