Betty Frances Harper, 91, of Bridge City, died Monday, November 19, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Charles Miller, Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church in Groves. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Born in Nevada County, Arkansas, on July 16, 1921, Betty was the daughter of James Albert and Gertrude (Purtle) Hamilton. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Harper; brothers, Horace, B.B., Tom, and Cohen Hamilton; and sisters, Bessie Clevenger and Myrtle Sutton. Betty is survived by her daughter, Phyllis Harper of Port Arthur; son, Scott Harper and wife Cheryl of Atascocita; granddaughter, Mackenzie Harper; and brother, James Hamilton and wife Judy of Pinole, CA. We are so thankful to God for the life she led. She was a great Mom, wonderful grandmother and good friend. We're thankful she's in the presence of Christ and experiencing eternal life with Him. We look forward to seeing you again B.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 24, 2012