Martha Elizabeth "Betty" "Granny" Harris slipped away in the arms of her loving daughter to be with the "Man upstairs" at 6:29 a.m. On Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the age of 84.10 years. Fitting for her personality, Betty was born on the 4th of July, 1918 in Shabuta, Mississippi. She moved to Houston, Texas at age 16 with her family and graduated from Lamar High School where she was campus beauty. After graduation she worked for Lone Star Bag and Bagging Co. and Lane Wells Corp. where she met her husband Carl "Chico" Cawthon. She and Carl were married in Galveston, TX on October 1, 1938 at the First Baptist Church. On February 24, 2945 she gave birth to her only child, Kathleen, in Houston, Texas.
In 1950 Betty moved to Alice, Texas, where she and her husband Carl founded Directional Drilling Specialists. She lived in Alice from 1950 until 1980. While in Alice Betty was active in many communit