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Nora Brown Mathis Israel


Last updated 12/23/2020 at 5pm

Nora Brown Mathis Israel, 100, of Brevard, passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.

She was born July 14, 1920 to the late Rob and Clearcie Brown in Jackson County. She was the oldest of two brothers, Chester and Wendall, and six sisters, Ima, Edith, Etter, Minnie Sue, Katie, and Mary Ellen, all preceded her in death. Her husband, Clarence Isarel also predeceased her.

She never met a stranger. She loved to talk, sew, cook, and try new recipes. In the summertime you could find her working in vegetable and flower gardens, followed by breaking beans and shucking corn on the porch.

She had a speci...

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