Mrs. Rena Marie Pope Mahala of Creston passed away Wednesday morning, March 19, 2014, at her home. She was 93.
Mrs. Mahala was born in Ashe County on Thursday, July 8, 1920, to the late Ennis and Susie Mahala Pope.
She was owner and operator of Mahala's Store in Creston. She enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; and missed by all.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Mahala; a son, Lee Mahala; a grandson, Robert Hamm Jr.; three brothers, Omery Pope, Roy Odell Pope and Harlin Pope.
Mrs. Mahala is survived by two sons, David Mahala and Shirlie Mahala, both of Creston; a daughter, Sue Hamm and husband, Robert, of Creston; a brother, Floyd Pope, of Mountain City, Tenn.; three sisters, Louise Simmons, of Maryland, Geneva Hines, of Maryland and Beulah Allen, of Winston-Salem; three grandchildren, Robert C. Mahala, Linda Groves and Charlie Hamm; two great-grandchildren, Grayson Groves and Lundy Groves; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Rock Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Rector Henson, Rev. Anthony Roark and Rev. Junior Seatz officiating. Burial will follow in the Mahala Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Rock Creek Baptist Church.
Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to the family, c/o Boone Family Funeral Home, PO Box 786, West Jefferson, NC 28694.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.