Velma Wiley, 98, a longtime resident of the McLewis Community in Orange, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Meadows Nursing Home in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, Oct. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acers. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in McLewis Community in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.

Born in Trousdale, Ok., on May 22, 1915, Velma was the daughter of Walter Hoofard and Ester (Catledge) Hoofard. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Velma was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Velma was a seamstress and enjoyed quilting. All of her family has received one of her quilts that were made with love.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Wiley; parents, Walter and Ester Hoofard; son, Kenneth Wiley; daughter, Virgilene Ortolon; two sisters; three brothers; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter; and a great great granddaughter.

Velma is survived by her son, Darrell Wiley and wife, Jean of Bridge City; son-in-law, James Ortolon of Buna; 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 32 great-great grandchildren; and brothers, Woodrow Hoofard of Paynes Creek, Ca., and Royce Hoofard of Red Bluff, Ca.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Mike Wiley, Melvin Riddick, Jerome Sylvia, Phillip Beard, David Ortolon, Randy Ortolon, Bernie Peveto, and Kenny Wiley.