ST. ALBANS – Gloria Jean Laney, 62, died July 9, 2005, in Texarkana, Texas. She was born June 19, 1943, in Hartland, the daughter of Walter L. and Hazel (Cross) Alton. She attended Hartland schools. For the past 25 years she has made her home in Texarkana, Texas, and worked in shoe factories. She is survived by two sons and their wives, Larry and Lois Laney of Sebec, Paul and Susie Laney of Spanaway Wash.; three sisters, Catherine Johnston of Sebec, Joyce Grandmaison of St. Albans, Irene Alton of Palmyra; one brother, Robert Alton of St. Albans; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents and one brother, Walter Alton, predeceased her. Public graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at the St. Albans Village Cemetery with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home, 34 High St., Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit