Laverne McCray, 88, of Jefferson, a former resident of Orange passed away Monday, March 26.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Brother Rick Linebarger, pastor if Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Carthage. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Born in Shelby County, Texas on April 20, 1923, Laverne was the daughter of Lockwood and Ruby (Wiggins) Cox. She was a loving mother who raised six children and never complained.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie McCray; son, Charles McCray; and grandson, Nathan Kitchen.

Laverne is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Alice McCray of Orange, Raymond McCray of Little Cypress, James and Angie McCray of Wharton, Jimmy McCray of New Fairfield, CT; and daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Phil Thompson of Jefferson. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick McCray, Phil Thompson, Wayne McCray, Raymond McCray, Royce McCray and Jim McCray. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jason McCray, Michael Howard and Fred Ware.