Josephine “Jo” Dunkin Hewitt, 85, of Orange, died Saturday, March 6, 2010, in Beaumont.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Minister Barry Jones of Ninth and Elm Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m., Monday at the funeral home in Orange.

Josephine was born on April 23, 1924 in Angelina County, daughter of Emmett Payton and Allie (Welch) Dunkin. Josephine worked in child care services.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Emmett and Allie Dunkin; five sisters; and two brothers.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Charles “Chuck” B. Conner Jr., and wife, Judy of Lufkin; daughter, Karen Jo Rider; grandchildren, Chad Conner, Christy Conner, Stacey Flournoy, Terrie Marshall, and Betsy Peavy; great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Brittany, Craig, Nikki, Samantha, Cassie, Austin, Taylor, and Christian; and great-great grandchild Wyatt. 

She is also survived by her sisters, Ruby Abbey, Augusta Ingram, Sarah McNamara and Fara Doggett; and brothers, Mack Dunkin and George Dunkin.