Louise Hardin, 82, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Baptist Orange Hospital.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Cove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Holly Beach, La., on Dec. 18, 1928, Louise was the daughter of Oleaus and Anna (Doucett) Fontenot. She worked at the West Orange Cove School District and was a member of the Cove Baptist Church for 54 years.

Preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Hardin, Louise is survived by her children, Patsy Owers and her husband, Roy of Orange, Terry Hardin of Lumberton, and Bill Hardin and his wife, Mikie of Lumberton; five grandchildren, Lisa Owers, Rebecca Deville, T.J. Hardin, Chris and Jason Collier; ten great grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Steve Mazzola, The Meadows Nursing and Rehab Facticity and Advantage Plus Homecare.