Bettye Harris passed away on October 12, 2020, at the age of 85. She was born on November 7, 1934, in Christine to Ernest Crabb and Elsie (Matthews) Crabb.
In high school, Bettye was very active. She played girls basketball and was involved with all the student organizations. After high school, she worked for Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator, Atascosa County ASCS and worked 20 years for Atascosa Texas Farm Bureau. She loved to work and loved her church. Bettye was a member of Christine United Methodist Church for 65 years and for 50 of those years, she was the secretary and treasurer, along with being the song and singing leader.
Bettye was a member of Christine Community Club and enjoyed cooking the turkey and dressing for the Christine Homecoming with the other ladies. She was also known for her love of Halloween and for being the one who gave out the “big” bars of candy. In her spare time, she loved reading novels, doing word search puzzles and watching football. Her teams were the Texas A&M Aggies, Dallas Cowboys and all girls’ basketball and to her family, she was simply known as “Granny.”
Bettye is survived by her brother, John Henry Crabb (Nettie); son, Jerry Harris (Nancy); stepdaughter, Terri Lynn Cook (Richard); granddaughter, Meagan Harris; step-granddaughters, Lauren Lee (Sang), Kate Wood (Cameron), and Amanda Smith (Scott); step-great-grandchildren, Caden, Carter, Connor, Ella and Sophie; along with numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and greatnephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Crabb and Elsie Crabb; brother, Ernest Crabb Jr. (Clara); sisters, Alice Chisim (Dub), Gracie Hughey (Bob), and Anna Parker (Arlie); first husband, Walter Dwain Harris; and second husband, Julius Buford Harris; and son, Ronny Dwain Harris.
There was a visitation for Bettye on Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hurley Funeral Home, located at 118 W. Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. at Christine City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bettye’s honor to:
Christine United Methodist Church, Box 281, Christine, Texas 78012.