Mattie Earline Harris
January 26, 1922  -  February 21, 2019

Mattie Earline Harris


Chapel of Hope
3321 N. Dal Paso
Hobbs, NM  88240
Friday, March 1, 2019
8:00 until service time
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Funeral Service
Chapel of Hope Funeral Home
3321 North Dal Paso Street
Hobbs, NM  88240
Friday, March 1, 2019
2:00 pm
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Burial

Memorial Park Cemetery
Ada, OK  74820

Earline Harris, 97, was born on January 26, 1922 in Tupelo, MS to James (Jim) and Zemma Gurley.

She grew up in Ada, OK. She received a B.S. degree in education from East Central State Teacher’s College in 1944. She married her high school sweetheart, Winford (W.L.) Harris on March 4, 1944. They had two children; James L. (Jim) Harris of Hobbs and Loretta Jean (Retta) Hamilton of Vancouver, WA.

She taught junior high school for 3 years in Oklahoma City, OK, where her husband worked for Halliburton. They moved to Hobbs, NM in 1959. She taught 5th grade at Southern Heights Elementary School for 22 ½ years in Hobbs and retired in 1982. Earline loved teaching, sewing and made most of her clothes. She also enjoyed RVing and fishing with W.L. She was a longtime member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church.

Earline is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on June 15, 2009, her sisters; Jimmie Deene Williams, Mildred Newman, and Velma Mack.

Condolences(5)

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  1. LaWanda Etheridge York
    Whitney, TX

    I loved being in your class. You were one of my favorite teachers. I will always remember how sweet you are. RIP

  2. shane Parker
    Hobbs, NM

    She was my fifth grade teacher and I loved her dearly may she rest in peace shane Reed Parker

  3. Richard Roddenberry
    HobbsRest, NM

    May the family members be assured that she is in Jesus's hands now and that the reunion will be marvelous!

  4. Carrie Norby
    Hawley, MN

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Earline was my great aunt. I remember her as a loving, caring and devoted wife and mother.

  5. Phillip and Troy Lee Ozborn
    Maljamar, NM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with u. May god be with u and keep u.

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