In Memory of



Obituary for Mahala Vaughters

Mahala Vaughters, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at her residence following a period of declining health.
Born February 23, 1941, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Mahala retired from the Dawson County Board of Education where she served as a paraprofessional for 26 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Sharing time with her family and working with plants and flowers were her passion. Preceding her in death were her father, Andrew Harben; mother, Audie Harben Reagan; stepfather, Fred Reagan; sister and brother-in-law, Laura Mae and Winford Burt; sister-in-law, Mildred Vaughters; and brother-in-law, Lewis Bearden.
The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Georgia Mountains Hospice for the compassionate care they provided.
Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Clayton Vaughters; children, Gary and Debra Vaughters, Nancy and Gary Disharoon; grandchildren, Audra and Alex Myers, Clay Disharoon, Lance and Jenny Disharoon, Lauren and Caleb Warren; great grandchildren, Grayson Myers, Jensen Disharoon, Kaylen Disharoon, Makenna Warren, Aria Warren; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie and Bessie Harben; sister-in-law, Helen Bearden,; brother in law, Albert Vaughters; and many other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 18, 2023 at 2 o’clock at Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Dennis Bottoms and Rev. Jason Hamby will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until 8 and on Monday from 12 noon until 1 at the funeral home.
Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 1404, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.