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Elzie Lewis Vaughn, 84
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McMinnville resident and Warren County native Elzie Lewis Vaughn, 84, was born May 13, 1938 and died June 30 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro following an extended illness.    

Mr. Vaughn was a United States Air Force veteran, an avid fisherman and longtime member of the NAACP. A retired supervisor from Carrier Corporation and Whirlpool Corporation and a member of East End Drive Church of Christ, he was the son of the late John and Lurlene Allred Vaughn. He was married on June 22, 1958 to Muriel Ramsey, who preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2018. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Lucille, Mae Evelyn, Johnnie Bell, Clyde, Earl Wendell and Frances Loleeta.

Mr. Vaughn is survived by children Valerie D. Vaughn Martin and husband Derick of Crown Point, IN, John L. and Laticia Vaughn of Evansville, IN and Antonio D. Vaughn of McMinnville, six grandchildren Dr. Tainayah W. Thomas, PhD., Nykeisha S. Vaughn, Amber N. Vaughn, Jamall L. Vaughn, Antwaun L. Vaughn and Anslee D. Crick and great-grandson Apollo K. Terrell.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at High’s. A private service will be held later. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 3, 2022