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Julia Branson Mahala, 70, of Mountain City, passed away June 10, 2013 at Life Care of Elizabethton. She was born April 12, 1943 in Bristol, TN to the late John Henry Branson and Mollie K. Branson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.
Julia loved her family and will be truly missed. She attended Nelson Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Shelton Mahala; daughter, Letitia Boyd and husband Ken of Tabor City, NC; sons, Shelton Eugene Mahala and wife Ellen of Lenoir, NC and Stephen Mahala of the home; sisters, Ida Perry and husband Teddy and Sarah Elizabeth Price, both of Bristol, TN; brother, John Branson and wife Annie of Bristol, TN; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Nelson Chapel Baptist Church, 2043 Forge Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
The family will also receive friends at the home, 167 Cressview Road, Mountain City.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
The family of Julia Branson Mahala has entrusted her service to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.