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Mahala Alice Reed, 80

Mahala Alice Reed, age 80, of Sugar Run, PA passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at the Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Cary, NC.

Mahala was born in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, on August 11, 1924 a daughter of the late Daniel & Margaret Tinen Saxe. She attended local schools and married Lewis James Reed of Taylor, PA on April 17, 1954. They resided in Vestal, NY for over twenty years, retiring to Sugar Run, in 1976. Lewis predeceased her on February 8, 2002.

Prior to her marriage she was employed as a textile worker in the Dushore silk mill. While residing in Vestal she was employed as an in home child care provider.

Mahala loved gardening and took great pride in the beautiful flowers she raised. She also enjoyed the time she was able to spend with her son and her grandchildren both in Binghamton, NY and later in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Mahala was a member of the Hollenback United Methodist Church. While living in Vestal she was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Vestal.

Surviving: Son and daughter-in-law: Thomas & Lisa Reed, Morrisville, NC Sisters: Dorothy Knolles, Athens, PA Rose Smith, Johnson City, NY Josephine Cain, Binghamton, NY Brother-in-law: James Reed, Wyalusing, PA Sisters-in-law & spouse: Gertrude Whipple, Wyalusing, PA Ruth Everlin, Wyalusing, PA Edith Reed, Ocala, FL Doris & William Madill, Monroeton, PA Grandchildren: Christopher, Alexander and Nancy Reed of Morrisville, NC, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers : Thomas & Martin Saxe of Wilmot, PA, Daniel Saxe of Brackney, PA; and Sisters: Lenora Corgan of Kingston, PA, Gertrude Larrabee of Wyalusing, Regina Barry of Vestal Center, NY, Margaret Cummiskey of Hatboro, PA, Marietta Schrann of Vestal, NY.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA with the Rev. Dennis W. Fox, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church, Terrytown, officiating.

Interment will be in the Bradford County Memorial Park, Towanda, PA.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, September 3, 2004 from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

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