Betty Hardin Lowery, age 87, of Forest City, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 11, 2016.
She was born May 13, 1928 in Forest City. Betty was a daughter of the late Pressley Hardin and Vonnie Allen Hardin. She was a faithful member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Rutherfordton and retired from working in the surrounding mills and sewing plants.
Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Betty was greatly loved by her family and all who knew this sweet, wonderful lady. In her earlier years she enjoyed traveling and camping with her granddaughters. She also would spend time with her sister Mary painting ceramics. Betty loved to spend time with her family whether it be shopping at Belk, going to eat pizza, enjoying Poppie's gravy, and sitting around putting puzzles together. As long as she was with friends and family she was always happy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Roy Lowery and a daughter Joyce Ann Watson. Betty was the last of 13 brothers and sisters, James B. Hardin, G. W. Hardin, Dorothy Catherine Bright, Sarah Elizabeth Walker, Pressley Hardin, Jr., Mary Frances Cole, Joe William Hardin, Charles Ray Hardin, Billy Sunday Hardin, Steve Dempsey Hardin, Robert Douglas Hardin, and George Michael Hardin.
Left to cherish her memory is daughter Patricia Jean Lowery Millwood and husband Donnie of Forest City. Three granddaughters and her five great-granddaughters.
The funeral service was held in the Padgett and King Chapel with Pastor Ron Davis and Pastor Chris Fox officiating. Interment followed in the Cool Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to, Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Rutherfordton, 116 East Mountain Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139. The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.