Betty Jo (Hudson) Brown, originally from Big Hill and Thornton, passed away in Sulphur Springs on Friday, October 7, 2016, at age 82. There will be visitation shortly before the funeral in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Richard Williams of the Groesbeck Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow in the Thornton Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lane Doughtie, Blake Doughtie, David Ponder, Justin Doughtie, Cameron Pavloske, and Kevin Dixon. Betty Jo was born December 2, 1933 at Big Hill (Limestone County) to James Henry Hudson and Bertha Eddie (Dickey) Hudson. She grew up in Thornton and graduated from Thornton High School in 1951. Betty moved to Houston to begin her working career with Humble Oil as a secretary. She later stayed home as a wife and mother of her two sons. After the death of her second husband, Betty Jo moved to Fort Worth. She worked at HUD in Fort Worth as a housing specialist, for around ten years. Since 2008, Betty Jo had lived in Sulpher Springs, near her son Darryl's family. She loved being involved in all the grandchildren’s sports activities, and attending all their games. Betty Jo was a fisherman and enjoyed fishing off the pier at the local lake, either alone or with the family. She also enjoyed her church friends, and the regular meetings of the sewing club, quilting club, and Bunco group. She had been a member of the Church of Christ all her life, and was a very active member of the League Street Church of Christ in Sulpher Springs. Betty Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Frances Wilson and Mazelle Garrett; her brothers, Jerry Hudson and Ray Hudson; her daughter-in-law, Susan Doughtie and her son, Michael Doughtie. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Darryl and Dr. Laura Kosub Doughtie of Sulphur Springs; and nine grandchildren and spouses: Lane and wife Brooke Doughtie of Royce City, Kelsey Doughtie of Austin, Alissa Doughtie of Ft. Worth, Blake Doughtie of College Station, Jaye Doughtie of Sulphur Springs, Jennifer Lunsford of Lufkin, Jessica and husband David Ponder of Lufkin, Justin Doughtie of Huntsville, and Joanna Dyess of Huffman; seven great grandchildren; her sister, Janie Odom of Mesquite; and many nieces and nephews.