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September 16, 1933 - June 4, 2023

A graveside service is being planned for Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery, Hillsdale. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in c/o the funeral home.

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Age 89, passed away Sunday morning, June 4, 2023. Nora was born in Hillsdale, MI, on September 16, 1933, the daughter of Burton and Vila (Harrington) Carlisle. On September 18, 1970, she married Billy Bob Brown who preceded her in death on November 9, 1992. Nora was an avid gardener. She loved her garden and her roses. She also loved babysitting other people’s children, but especially her own. Nora was a great cook. She will be remembered for caring for others and always putting others before herself. Nora is survived by her children, Susette Holden of Mattawan, Douglas Hughes of Leesburg, FL, Mya (Bob) Cushing of Mattawan, Scharla Hughes of Leesburg, FL, Donald (Paul Ludwig) Hughes of Orlando, FL, Billy D. Brown of Kalamazoo, Bobby Donald Brown of Kalamazoo; former son-in-law, Ted Franks; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Julie (Charles) Kaiser, Marcia (Virgil) Woodard; brother, Lon (Patti) Carlisle; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Besides her husband, Nora was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karla Marble; three brothers and a sister.