Betty Joe Hardin, 81, of Orange, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Graveside service will be 4 p.m., Monday, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Betty Joe was born on Nov. 9, 1927, in Dallas. She was the daughter of Fred A. Miller and Evie (McFadden) Miller. Betty Joe was a service representative for Southwestern Bell for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Evie McFadden Judin and Fred A. Miller; brother, Fred A. Miller Jr.; son, Lamar Hardin Jr.; and step-son, Bill Hardin.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Lamar (CoCo) Hardin of Orange; daughters and sons-in-law, Willoughby and Bradley Crochet of Orange and

Nancy Lou and Jerry Working of Blaine, Wash.; step-son, Tom Hardin and his wife Margie of Mississippi; grandchildren, Lamar Wyatt McFadden Belcher, Lillie Joe Belcher, and Joshua Working; great-grandchildren, Karma Kinsley Working; and sister-in-law, Ruby Lou Hardin.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen, 902 West Green Orange, TX 77630 (409) 883-209.