On January 9, 2016, just a week shy of her 91st birthday, Elizabeth “Betty” Dublin (Sames) Brown, left her beloved three sons and daughters-in-law, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and others to rejoin her husband of 66 years, Hulon Brown, who went on ahead of her on April 15, 2013. During a life which began with her birth into the well-known Sames family in Laredo, Texas, extended to her education at several institutions including Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, the University of Texas and the obtaining of a BBA degree from Southern Methodist University, and matured amidst the beauty of East Texas in Jacksonville, she elevated the roles of homemaker and helpmeet to a status rivaling any executive or professional. Everyone recognized her beauty which never faded. Those who knew her knew that her inner beauty surpassed even her lovely countenance. She was at ease with people of all backgrounds and made others at ease when they were around her. During her college years she followed in her mother’s footsteps by becoming a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Hyperion Study Club and the Utile Dulce Study Club. She served in numerous capacities at her church, Central Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys Dublin Sames and William J. Sames, Jr., and by her brother, William J. Sames, III.
She is survived by her three sons, Roland Brown and wife Gayle of Wimberley, Alan Brown and wife Jeanetta of Tyler and Marshall Brown and wife Robin of Jacksonville, eight grandchildren; Christopher Brown, Timothy Brown, Betsy Brown Mosley, Ginger Brown, Kevin Brown, Courtney Brown Womble, Collin Brown and Shannon Brown Robinson, and 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families, along with other relatives and friends.
Family visitation will take place from 5 pm to 7 pm Monday, January 11 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be at 1 pm on Tuesday, January 12 at Autry Funeral Home followed by interment at Griffin Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to Central Baptist Church of Jacksonville.