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Betty Jo Grayson
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Obituary for Betty Jo Grayson

November 19, 1925 - January 16, 2018

Betty Jo Grooms Grayson, age 92, born November 19, 1925, passed away on January 16, 2018.

Betty Jo was a native of New Hope. She was the daughter of Samuel Grooms, Sr and Bertie Mae Hunt Grooms. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim Will Grayson, her son John Samuel Grayson, Sr, brother Samuel Grooms, Jr., her cousin ( like a sister) Florene Grooms Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Hila Jo Grayson Alderman, Betty Lou Grayson Miller (Duane). Four grandchildren, Amy Alderman Anderson, Michael Alderman (Jennifer), John Samuel Grayson, Jr (Carissa), and Adam Lee Miller (Leah). Nine great grandchildren, Conner and Hunter Anderson, Josh Opie, Chase and Gabe Alderman, Ryan, Evan, and Brynlee Grayson, and Jackson Scott Miller. Also survived by her daughter in law Diana Grayson Lawson (Richard) and their children, Alyssa Long (Micah)and Meredith Porter (Jeff), nieces Pamela Grooms Hammock (Mike) and Nancy Grooms Walters (Mike) and cousin Mary Lou Grooms Nave (Earl).

Betty Jo was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had a quick sense of humor and loved to laugh, play cards, and visit with family. She graduated from New Hope High School and attended Athens Methodist College. She was retired from Redstone Arsenal, Payroll and accounting. She volunteered for many years in the surgery waiting room of Huntsville Hospital. She was an active member of Oak Bowery and New Hope First United Methodist churches. She has lived the past eight years in Fairhope, Al.

The family wishes to thank the personnel of Oakland Place Memory Care home for their dedicated care of Betty Jo for the past three years.

Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday at 2pm, with visitation beginning at 1pm. Burial will be at Hayden Cemetery, New Hope.

The family requests donations be sent to New Hope United Methodist Church.

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home

2500 Oak Grove Road
New Hope, AL 35760

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2:00 PM
New Hope Funeral Home Chapel

2500 Oak Grove Rd.
New Hope, AL 35760





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Hayden Cemetery

177 Hayden Cemetery Rd.
New Hope, AL 35760


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