Lillie Bell McCarver, 101, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Gulf Health Care Center in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Monday, Feb. 10, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday at the funeral home.

Born in Tillman, La, on Feb. 18, 1912, Lillie was the daughter of Marion Padgett and Julia Ann (Warren) Padgett. She was a founding member of Community Church in Orange. Lillie was the matriarch of her family and took an active role in rearing all of her nieces, nephews, and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by husband, Walter “Blackie” McCarver; sister, Marie Burch; and brothers, George Day and Emory Padgett.

Lillie is survived by her foster son, Wendel Worthen of Conroe; foster daughters, Faye Burch of Orange, Filicia Jerdee of Beaumont; and five generations of nieces and nephews.