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Joy Teague Scarborough, 89, Orange, Texas,


Last updated 9/25/2018 at Noon

Joy Teague Scarborough, 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away on September 24, 2018, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Bobby Hoffpauir and Reverend Damon Bickham. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, on December 24, 1928, she was the daughter of Henry Harrison Teague and Bertha (Scroggins) Teague.

Joy worked as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, and principal.

She was employed by West Orange-Cove CISD, Bridge City ISD and Deweyville ISD. Joy spent 39 years working in the education field.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech, her Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University, and her certification in school administration from Lamar University.

Joy was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (President and Music Chairman), Orange County Retired Teacher’s Association, Honorary Life Member for the P.T.A, Life Member of Texas State Teacher’s Association, Altrusa Club (twice served as President), Golden K Kiwanis Club of Orange, and Second Baptist Church of Bridge City (Senior Adult Choir Director).

She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Bertha Teague; her husband, O. Z. “Sam” Scarborough; and her brother, Wallace Teague.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Pierce and husband Darrell of Bridge City; her step-children, Jim “Tibby” Scarborough and wife Bernadette of Beaumont, and Stuart Scarborough and wife Nancy of Spring; her grandchildren, Jeremy Pierce, Kent Pierce, Courtney Scarborough, and Lindsey Harrison; her great-grandchildren, Jeredan Pierce, Cameron Pierce, Raylin Kley, Molly Harrison and Ethan Harrison; her sister-in-law, Julie Teague; and her niece, Maura Teague.


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