Published 12:00 am Monday, February 1, 2010

Lillie Laura (Bill) Burch was born on April 18, 1910, in Shelby County,
Texas.She was the second child born to the union of Willie and Callie (Withers) Belsha. She died on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the age of 99 years, 9 months and 13 days.
She was reared in the Anacoca and Hornbeck area of Louisiana.
She lived in Pitkin and has lived in Orange for many years.
She loved quilting, making dolls and crafts. In days gone by, she enjoyed quilting at the Thrift and Gift Shop. She always remembered being at the meeting to organize the
shop. She was a member of the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Burch; son-in-law, Johnny Martin; great granddaughter, Jeannie Willis and great great granddaughters, Makenzie, Makaela and
Makenna Clark. Her brothers, Henry, Homer, Lonzie and Toy, and sisters, Edna and Lela, also preceded her in death.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Sybil and John Hughes of Orange, Texas; daughter, Anna Rose (Ann) Martin of
Leesville; and her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Jerry Snell and Lester and Dorothy Snell, all of Pitkin.
Her surviving grandchildren are Laura Clark and Emily Geldard of Orangefield, Texas, Tina McElhaney of Moss Bluff, Mike
Snell, Anthony Snell, Clarence Snell, Homer Snell, Rusty Martin, Gail Walton and Carolyn Gill of Pitkin; also Dianne Woreland of Alexandria, Dwayne Martin of Leesville and Anna Marie Templeton of Baytown, Texas.
She is also survived
by 29 great grandchildren and one to be born February 8; 27 great great grandchildren; nine great great great grandchildren and one to be born in May.
Funeral services will be held at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas at 1 p.m. on
Wednesday, February 3 with Chuck Burch, her nephew, officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2.
Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Trey Clark, Steven Geldard, Rusty Martin, Anthony Snell, Terrell Burch and Robert Harper.
Our mother’s life has been an inspiration to us, her family.She was a strong, independent woman who has left us a
legacy of love.