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Ausie Morris "Buddy" Vaughn

July 22, 1930 ~ September 26, 2018 (age 88)

Ausie Morris “Buddy” Vaughn, age 88, passed away on Wednesday September 26, 2018 at Vista Park following an extended illness. Mr. Vaughn was born on July 22, 1930 in Coffee County, Georgia the son of the late Ausie Vaughn and Mary Elizabeth Tarrant Vaughn.

He worked as a farmer and was a member of Jowers Chapel Holiness Baptist Church. He was known in his last days as “The Cowboy” at his last home at Vista Park, but he was “well known in these parts” for his beautiful steel guitar playing.

Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Faye Vaughn, parents, Ausie and Mary Vaughn and a sister, Ruth Vining.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Childre (Greg) of Douglas, GA and Vicki Nugent (Robin, Sr) of Pearson, GA; son, Andy Vaughn (Carole) of Douglas, GA; nine grandchildren, Vaughn Childre (Jill), Anna Laura Lentz (Kurt), Candace Mizell (Eric), Crystal Nugent Morris (Bud), Robin Nugent, Jr., Cammie Jo Nugent, Melissa Moree (William), Tyler Vaughn (Lindsey), Andrea Vaughn; eleven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 11:00am at Jowers Chapel Holiness Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Vaughn officiating and Andy Vaughn giving the eulogy. Interment will follow at Stokesville Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 9:00pm at Sims Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Vaughn Childre, Kurt Lentz, Eric Mizell, Bud Morris, Robin Nugent, Jr, William Moree, Tyler Vaughn and Dade Mizell.

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Sims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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