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Judy Jones Turpin



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Judy Jones Turpin, 80, of Orange, passed away on April 8, 2023, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

 Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 2023, at North Orange Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Chip Anthony and Reverend Lynn Ashcraft.

 Visitation will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 16, at North Orange Baptist Church.

 Born on April 30, 1942 in Yancey, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lewis Glasgow Jones and Irene Thompson Jones.

 Judy attended Radford University, the all-women’s sister school of Virginia Tech where Jim attended.  She and Jim met while in college at a Southern Baptist Student Union mixer.  The first of her family to attend college, she graduated with honors from Radford in only three years.  She and Jim married while she was still in college.  Shortly after graduation, they made their home in Jim’s hometown of Big Island, Virginia. 

She began her teaching career in Bedford County Schools before leaving to become a stay-at-home mom after the birth of their first child.  After many moves following Jim’s career opportunities, they finally settled in Orange in 1973. 


When her children were older, Judy resumed her teaching career at Little Cypress Mauriceville School District, teaching both English and Home Economics at the junior high and high school levels. 

Upon retirement from teaching, she worked part-time for the Stark Museum of Art. Judy thoroughly enjoyed this second career which allowed her to research and delve into her artistic interests.  She gave tours, gave special presentations, and wrote curriculum for children’s tours until retiring from the museum.

 Judy was a devoted member of North Orange Baptist Church teaching children’s Sunday School and Vacation Bible School when her children were young, traveling with the adults on church trips, and teaching an Adult Ladies’ class for many years.  She was faithful in her service to the church and was scheduled to receive her 50-year plaque for membership at NOBC this May.

 Judy was an accomplished seamstress – making outfits for her children and grandchildren when they were small as well as hemming, patching, and repairing in her later years. 

She also was a talented painter with many of her landscapes decorating the walls throughout her home.  Her family loved her famous blackberry cobbler made with berries from Jim’s garden.

 As Grandma, Judy picked up the boys from school, helped with homework, and provided less than nutritious snacks, like ice cream and “Little Debbie’s”, that they loved.  She was especially proud of them and their scholastic success.


 Judy will truly be missed by all her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, James “Jim” Norton Turpin; and her parents, Lewis and Irene Jones.

 Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. She will be laid to rest with Jim on a hilltop overlooking the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in Big Island, VA where they began their life together.

 She is survived by her children, James Mark Turpin and husband Florencio Vazquez of Austin, Cara Love and husband Joe of Orange; grandchildren, Trey Love and Travis Love; sisters, Karen Winter and husband Bob of Tazewell, TN, Mary Lana Losh and husband Larry of Lynchburg, VA; as well as many loving friends and family.

While flowers are welcome, those who wish may make donations in her honor to North Orange Baptist Church at 4775 N. 16th Street, Orange, Texas 77632 or online.

 Flowers are welcome, but for those who wish, donations can be made in her honor to North Orange Baptist Church at 4775 N. 16th Street, Orange, Texas 77632.


 Cremation will be held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

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J.H. Oswalt




J.H. Oswalt, 84, of Orange, Texas, left his worldly home on August 22, 2023.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Bobby Edwards. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will begin prior to the service at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Jay was born November 26, 1938, in Huxley, Texas to Aaron and Joy Oswalt.  Jay and Pat were members of Eastgate United Pentecostal Church in Vidor, Texas. Jay was a retired Pipefitter out of Local 195. Jay enjoyed anything outdoors. He loved fishing and gardening. He was a great servant, provider, loving husband and father. He was a leader and was respected by all of his family. He was the rock and the fixer. The one that everyone depended on to do what was right and to be in the will of the Lord. Most importantly, Jay and Pat raised their children in church, teaching them to know and love the Lord. Jay was a fierce prayer warrior. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends who knew him and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Oswalt, his father and mother, Aaron and Joy Oswalt, and brothers, Jimmy and Bobby Oswalt.

He is survived by three sons and one daughter, Keith Oswalt, and wife Amy of Huxley. Steve Oswalt and wife Kim of Center. Randy Oswalt and wife Daneen of Thicket. Carol Flanigan and husband Don of Orange. Four granddaughters. Haley Parks and husband Will of Huxley. Rachel Noack and husband Darrel of Thicket. Malorie Flanigan of Orange and Whitney Flanigan of Orange. Four Great grandchildren, Easton, Rhett, and Bryce Parks of Huxley and Carsyn Noack of Thicket. Three sisters, Margia Cutaia of Orange, Martha and Jim Rogers of Orange, and Patsy and Mike McDonald of Porter. Sister-in-Laws, Linda Oswalt of Bridge City, Peggy James and Shirley Fisher of Orange, and Jo-Ann Henderson of Silsbee.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Oswalt, Brent McDonald, Kreig Oswalt, Kyle Oswalt, Kevin Oswalt, Darwin Brack, Dan Brack, and Ronnie Peveto.

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Alice Marie (Snow) Stephens




Our loving mother and amazing granny, Alice Marie (Snow) Stephens, 86, of Orange, Texas, left this Earth for her Heavenly home on August 21, 2023, in Port Arthur, Texas. We have no doubt that she was met at the gate by the love of her life.

Born in Danville, Kentucky on October 6, 1936, she was the daughter of Boyd Snow and Maudie (Johnson) Snow. Alice married Andrew J. Stephens on October 16, 1963. Andrew stole her heart, and she would’ve followed him to the ends of the Earth, and she did just that… all the way to Texas! She always spoke fondly of her Kentucky home and was very proud of it. Alice was never a wealthy woman, at least not in the material way, but she felt like a queen when spending time with those she loved. “It’s the people you love that make you rich” she would say. She made the best of whatever she had- always. Alice would share with those she loved to the point of becoming penniless. In fact, she would go hungry to give her loved ones anything they wanted.

Alice had the God-gifted voice of an angel. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and gave her heart to him as a very young girl. Alice made her way along with younger siblings to the Salvation Army which was within walking distance of her home. She was a soldier in the Army of the Lord for over 80 years. Alice loved the old-fashioned gospel hymns and would lift her voice and sing to the Lord with all her might and soul.

She was preceded in Heaven by a host of loved ones that included her husband, Andrew; parents, Boyd and Maudie Snow; sisters, Nancy, Bonnie, and Peggy; brothers, Jimmy, and Boyd Jr.; grandson, Marcus; great-grandson, Gabriel; and many cousins, other family, and friends who are filling Heaven at this very moment with a loud voice.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Mike and wife Lisa, Robert, Janet, Tammy, Nellie and husband Matt, Andrew and wife Michele, and Anna; grandchildren whom she loved more than life itself, Mike Snow, Jr., Madison Snow, Alisa Thompson, Tyler Cook, Daniel Posey, Alayce Glende, Elizabeth Weston, Tyler Miller, Andrew Stephens, III, Jonathon Stephens, Abigail Stephens, William Daugherty, Jesse Daugherty, Nick Daugherty, Ben Daugherty, Adena Goode, Miranda Sears, Jeremy Lai, and Jonathan Lai; the sparkle in her eye and her greatest joy, 27 great-grandbabies; sister, Mona Walker; brother, Tommy Snow; and a list of family that could fill a book.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange Texas. Officiating will be Reverend William Shafer. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2023, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Will Daugherty, Daniel Posey, Lil Andy Stephens, III, Tyler Miller, Boog Stephens, Taylor Weston, Jeff Glende, and Justin Toney.

Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Stephens, II, Michael Snow, and Matt Miller.

We will close with this thought to everyone- “If you could give, would you? If you couldn’t, would you give anyway?” Love, Alice.



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William Bacon




William Bacon, age 56, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, in Beaumont, Texas.  Services honoring William will be held at Dorman Funeral Home, at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 23, 2023, with interment following at Ida Wilson Cemetery, Pastor Shane Weaver officiating.  A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening, August 22, 2023, at Dorman Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. 

William was born on July 6, 1967, in Port Arthur, Texas.  Employed by Bacon Coast2Coast, he took pride in his brother’s business and enjoyed working side by side every day with his family.  William was a Bridge City volunteer fireman for many years and loved everything about it, when he spoke about being a firefighter it was with pride.  William was also a longtime member of the APA Pool League. He loved to spend his free time shooting pool and was good at it. If you knew him at all you knew he was very competitive (Definitely a “Bacon” trait).

William is survived by his mother Vera Bacon; wife of 25 years, Patricia Tillman Welch; children, Margaret LaCroix of Tennessee, Lee Martin and wife Lacy of Bridge City, and Trisha (Tova) Welch of Bridge City; brothers, Hilton Bacon and wife Lana of Bridge City, Wayne Bacon and his wife Tracey of Pennsylvania, Jaycee Bacon, Jared Bacon, John Bacon, Charles Moore and wife Brandy of Alabama, and Paul Moore and wife Misty of Florida; sisters, Dana Cormier and husband Bryan of Louisiana, Dianna Gilley of Bridge City, Jennifer Bacon of Houston, and Kayla Bacon of Houston. Four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers honoring William will be Byron Bacon, Joshua Taylor, Nathan Fowler, Rodney Mosier, Aaron McNeil, and Hannah Best.  Honorary pallbearers are Bailee Bacon, Jaycee Bacon, Jared Bacon, and John Bacon.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations to be made to Bridge City Fire Department.

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