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Marian "Susie" Ellison
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 • Posted June 21, 2013

Marian “Susie” (Hey) Ellison, 79, of Mason, Texas, and formerly of Brady, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Mason. Visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Heritage Funeral Home in Brady. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Rochelle Cemetery.

Marian was born on December 17, 1933, in Mason, Texas, to Wilson Smith Hey and Cora Christine Eckert. She married N.T. Ellison on October 31, 1953, in Art, Texas. Marian was born and raised in Mason and was a Methodist.

Through the years, Marian, or “Susie” as she was known, had worked as an accountant for banks in Brady, Mason, and Killeen; owned and operated T Bones Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Killeen; owned and operated Ellison’s Grocery Store on Brady’s north side, and was a security guard for Loadcraft.

Marian enjoyed cooking, gardening, and craftwork. She loved helping people and animals and was never known to turn her back on anyone – even a stranger. She enjoyed being back home in Mason since 1997 and enjoyed going to the river and the bat cave. Marian loved to decorate her home for the holidays and looked forward to seeing the smiles on the faces of those who came by.

Marian was preceded in death by; her parents, Wilson and Cora Hey; her husband, N.T. Ellison; two sisters; Lora Alice Hey and Emma Meta Hey; four brothers; George Adolph Hey, Jim Louis Hey, John William Hey and Wilson Smith Hey, Jr.; and parents-in-law; Carl and Murl Ellison.

Survivors include; one daughter, Debra Ellison Stites of Mason; one brother; Max Eckert Hey of Mason; numerous nieces and nephews; and a four-legged constant companion, Dottie, that made her smile every day.

Memorials are requested to; Mason County Fire and EMS; Sunset Center in Brady; or the charity of your choice.

Please view Mrs. Ellison’s online memorial at

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