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Mahala, Edith Howell Mullis

obit 274 1310474588600Mrs. Edith Howell Mullis Mahala age 93, of Jefferson, NC died Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Segraves Care Center in Jefferson. Mrs. Mahala was born on June 22, 1918 in Ashe County, to John and Nettie Neaves Howell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husbands, Elmer Mullis & Edgar Mahala, fiancé Harrison Malpass, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 1 daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Mrs. Mahala was a retired hairdresser. She was a life long musician and was very active at the senior center.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Bristol Baptist Church by Rev. Billy Joe Blevins & Rev. Reeves Jones. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service.

Mrs. Mahala is survived by:

2 sons: John Mullis of Lansing & Jerry Mullis of Sparta

1 daughter: Jo McGuire and husband Owen of FL

1 brother: Chester Howell of West Jefferson

8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Flowers will be appreciated, or memorials may be made to Ashe Service for Aging, PO Box 9, West Jefferson, NC 28694.

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Badger Funeral Home was entrusted with Mrs. Mahala’s arrangements.


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