Betty Naomi Hall Brown, 89, of Poteau, OK (east of Gilmore) passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 in Poteau. Betty was born February 2, 1927 in Poteau, OK to Jeppy Herbert & Ellen Elizabeth (Eaton) Hall. She lived in this area all her life. Betty was saved at the age of 12 and baptized in Nob Creek. She graduated from Poteau High School in 1945. She wed Jerry Brown on September 1, 1946 in Cameron. They were married by Bro. Franklin Simmons, a Methodist minister. She was a long time active member of Double Branch Baptist Church where she played the organ for services. She was a member of the Laughing Ladies Quilting Club for many years. Betty was an active volunteer at the Oaks Nursing Home beginning in 1996 where she faithfully ministered to the residents there. She was a member of Project Compassion and played the piano for various singers who came to the Oaks. Preceding her in death was her husband, Jerry Brown; her parents, Lizzie & Herbert Hall; an infant sister, Carolyn; nephews, infant Hall & Joe David Timperley; a brother in law, David Timperley & a sister in law, Natilie Hall.
Survivors are a sister, Grace Timperley of Tecumseh, OK; a brother, Andrew Hall of Albuquerque, NM; several nieces and nephews, many friends & loved ones.
Services will be 2 pm, Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Double Branch Baptist Church, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Vaughn Cemetery, Gilmore, OK. Pallbearers will be Stephen Billy, Donald Lee Garrett, Gary Garrett, Larry Garrett, Ronnie Dameron, Richie Cooper. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Callaway, Don Shrum, Dickie Cooper