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