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Mahala Barnes Edwards Walters

February 28, 1921 - June 17, 2018

La Grange

Mahala Barnes Edwards Walters, of La Grange, died on June 17 at the Oaks at Whitaker- Mayview in Raleigh. Mahala was born on February 28,1921 in Goldsboro to the late James Thompson Edwards and Lilly Belle Sutton. She and her late husband, John Parrott Walters, Jr. founded Walters Insurance Agency in LaGrange in 1948. They continued the family business until 1983, upon his death. She was a member of La Grange Methodist Church much of her life. However, she was baptized in St Stephen's Episcopal Church in Goldsboro, attended The Church of the Good Shepherd in Raleigh as a child, and, in her later life, she became a member of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Moss Hill. Mahala was blessed with a nurturing and selfless nature and many other fine traits. Among them was her athletic prowess, which she has passed down especially to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a sports enthusiast all her life...an avid golfer and very astute bridge player.

Mahala is survived by one son, John Parrott Walters, III, and his wife Catherine of Swansboro; one daughter, Sara Frances Borden, and her husband, Tom of Raleigh; her grandchildren, Caroline Pisani Bell, and husband, Thomas of Raleigh, James Christian Walters and wife, Megan of La Grange, George Purvis Walters and wife, Anna of Raleigh; her great grandchildren, Sara Elizabeth Bell and Mahala Kathleen Bell.

Mahala is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and by her brother, Nathan Sutton Edwards, and by her sister, Sarah Thompson Edwards Mewborn.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church at 6861 Hwy. 55 West, Seven Springs, NC on July 15 at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow at the home of Chris and Megan Walters at 114 Institute Rd in La Grange after the service for those wishing to visit with the family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.
Published in The News & Observer on July 11, 2018
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