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Ila Belle "Billie" Brown
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 • Posted June 12, 2013

Ila Belle “Billie” Brown, of Mason, passed away on Sunday, June 9, at the age of 85. Billie is survived by her brother Sonny Holt and wife Nancy of Fredonia and a sister Iva Nell Sparks and husband Holden of Midland and many nieces and nephews including Mary Lou Smith of Fredericksburg. Billie was preceded in death by her husband and three sisters Lorene Tyler, Maudell McDonald, Pearl Murrah and Jessie Nobles.

Billie was born on January 17, 1928, in Fredonia, Texas, to Jesse M. Holt and Kizzie Marie Ferguson Holt. She was raised in Fredonia and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was married to Ralph “Jim” Brown and they made their home in Mason where Billie worked for the telephone company for many years.

At her request, her body will be cremated and there will be no public services. Private interment of her cremated remains will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.

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