Condolences For Malta Koontz Hagler

August 16, 1925 - November 7, 2020

What's beautiful tribute to your mother. I am sorry for your loss. I hope over the coming days you have peace and are comforted that she lived a long and happy life. Continued prayers for you all. <3
Lindsay Locklear


To Malta's family: Malta has been a joy to know at Leaksville United Methodist Church. My family joined the congregation in 1991, and she was one of the first to greet us and make us feel welcome. When I ushered on Sunday or served as a greeter, she gave me a hug as soon as she saw me. She had the biggest smile and the most sparkling, vivacious eyes. No matter what the years say about her, the soul within was forever young. I observed her during Sunday services, and I could tell that music was part of her soul. She loved our choir, and I could tell by the joy on her face. She was friends with several ladies I also know and love, and what a joy they have all been to me over the years I have worked as a Lay Delegate to Lake Junaluska. She, Frances Aiken, Jane Patterson, Bonnie Francis, and Joan Garrison always wanted to know details about Annual Conference, and when I gave my yearly talk, she always thanked me for representing Leaksville United Methodist Church I have missed seeing her since health required a move to Winston-Salem assisted living. She will always live in my memory as a person who was filled with the joy of life. She offered friendship and love to so many. John, my husband, and I are privileged to have known her. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of someone so very dear.
Fern Ragan