Judge Catherine F. Harris was born in Lee County, SC in 1951. She graduated from Bishopville High School and is an honor graduate of Central Carolina Technical College (Legal Assistant/Paralegal Degree) Judge Harris, also, received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Limestone College.
Judge Harris was the 1995 TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) honoree. She is a former member of the Legal Assistant/Paralegal Advisory Committee for Central Carolina Technical College, Probate Judges Advisory Committee and a charter member of the Lee County Mental Health Support Group.
Judge Harris was elected Judge of Probate in 1993 and has served continuously without opposition.
She is married to M. Wayne Harris and they have been blessed with 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She is an active member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Bishopville, SC, serving as Sunday School teacher, youth leader and choir member.