Linnie Lavaldie Hill Hatcher, 97, of Orange passed away Saturday, July 2.

The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday July 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fontenberry of Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. Interment will follow at Burge Cemetery in Vidor.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hatcher was born March 12, 1914 in Vidor to Samuel and Annie Marie (DeWitt) Hill. She graduated valedictorian from Vidor I.S.D. and was later a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Bingo was one of her favorite things to play along with Scrabble and different card games. She enjoyed camping, fishing and she was an avid hog hunter but more than anything else, she was an amazing mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, J.D. Hatcher; sons, Earnest “Guy” Hatcher and Cecil Bennett Hatcher; grandson, Timmy Swinney; sister, Lenora Stephens and brother, Dick Hill.

Those left to cherish her memory and pass down her legacy are her daughter, Anna “Patsy” Marie Swinney; and grandchildren, Debra Johnson and husband, Fred, Billy Swinney, David Swinney and wife, Jeanne, Jo Revere and husband Bradley, Kandi Jackson, Guy Hatcher, Jr., Michael Swinney, L.J. Puente and wife, Jamie, Bennett Hatcher, Jr. and wife, Michelle and Linda Gayle Smith and husband Donnie.

She is also survived by 16 great grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; 2 great-great-great grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Hill Bell; many nieces, nephews and family members who all love her dearly.