Mary Lou Hilliard, 86, of Orange, died Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Sabine House. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Slade Chapel at First United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. John E. Warren.

Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 27, 1925, Mrs. Hilliard was the daughter of Don and Marie (Givens) Trueblood.

A resident of Orange since 1945, Mrs. Hilliard was a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange, where she taught the three year olds’ Sunday School class for 30 years. She was a former member of the Women’s Club of Orange, and served as a Gray Lady at the former Orange Memorial Hospital. She loved salt water fishing, and deer and turkey hunting with her husband. She also loved gardening and working in her yard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Pearce Hilliard; and brother, Bill Trueblood.

Mrs. Hilliard is survived by her daughter, Susan Marie Foote; and grandson, John Michael Foote, both of Orange.