Calvin Vaughn

Born: Sun., Dec. 4, 1932
Died: Wed., May 24, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., May 29, 2017
Location: Robert Toombs Christian Academy

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 30, 2017
Location: Vidalia Chapel

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Mr. Calvin Vaughn, age 84, of Vidalia died late Wednesday night, May 24, 2017 at his residence under the care of Serenity Hospice. He was born December 4, 1932 in Emanuel County and graduated in 1949 from Oak Park High School.  After high school he joined the United States Army and served in Germany from 1953-1955.  After returning home from Germany, he graduated from Brewton Parker College in 1956 and then attended the University of GA Extension Program through GA Southern College where he received a business degree in 1958.  In 1957 he married Juanice Williams of Uvalda.  

Mr. Vaughn was an active member of Olney Primitive Baptist Church in Oak Park since 1950.  He served as song leader since 1950, served as a deacon for 53 years and served as treasurer for 39 years.  He was a member of Primitive Baptist Foundation Executive Committee for 21 years where he served as delegate for his church for over 30 years.

He was an active member and past President of the Vidalia Jaycees; he was a member of Vidalia Lions Club where he served as president from 1973-1974; he served on the Board of Directors of the Vidalia Chamber of Commerce; he served for many years as Chairman of the Vidalia Onion Festival Arts and Crafts Committee; he served as President of the Freedom of Choice Organization for Vidalia in 1969; he served as Poll Manager for Elections in Toombs County for 45 years.

Mr. Vaughn was one of the founding fathers of Robert Toombs Christian Academy in 1970.  He served on the Board of Directors for RTCA since 1970 where he held the positions of Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Board for many years and recently was named Director Emeritus.  He served as Chairman for the RTCA Fall Festival; he was the voice of “The Crusaders” at Friday night football games from 1971-2012.  He also witnessed the graduation of three children and five grandchildren from RTCA.

Mr. Vaughn served as your “Good Neighbor State Farm Agent” and retired with 54 years of service where he received numerous awards from State Farm.

He was an avid sports fan who enjoyed attending all sporting events.  Calvin has been a loyal citizen of Vidalia for over 60 years where he raised his family, operated his business and strived to serve his community in a way that was pleasing to God.

Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by parents Elmer and Cellie Vaughn and Tyra Perry Vaughn; and his sister, Faye Garrett.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Juanice Vaughn of Vidalia; three daughters, Vicki Calhoun (Mike) of Vidalia, Debbie Dees (Mike) of Cedar Crossing and Angie Westbrook (Blake) of Hawkinsville; his brother, Curtis Vaughn of Lyons; two sisters, Savilla Taylor of Vidalia and Karen Connell (Neal) of Vidalia; and seven grandchildren, Adam Calhoun, Lindsay Voigt (Scott), Morgan Topham (Chris), Kailey Dees, Hannah Dees, Jordan Manning (Blake) and Tanner Westbrook.  Several nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Calvin Vaughn will be held Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel with Elder Bill Durrence and Reverend Blake Westbrook officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.  Visitation for Mr. Vaughn will be held at Robert Toombs Christian Academy in Lyons which is a place very special to him. The family will receive friends at the Gymnasium on Monday evening from   4:00 – 8:00 PM.

Flowers will be accepted or donations in his honor may be made to:  Olney Primitive Baptist Church at PO Box 552 Vidalia 30475; RTCA at PO Box 227 Lyons 30436; or Vidalia Lions Club at PO Box 190 Vidalia 30475.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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   Posted Thu May 25, 2017

Jo O'Conner
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
I have you in my prayers.

Gloria Thigpen
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
What a kind man! His children are a true blessing to their parents. May God comfort you and keep his arms around you as you go through the next few days when all will be with you and supporting you. Then may he travel with you as you go down the new pathway that has been chosen for you all.

Randall & Sherri F. Cooper
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
So very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sylvia Hall and family
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
Prayers for you and your you all and God walk eith each of you.

Greg and Mary James
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Vaughn. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Debra O'Connor
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Vaughn family. May God strengthen you and have compassion during this dark time of your lives.

Dr Jackie Castleman
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
What a loss for our community! Calvin was one of the finest men I've ever known. His family's love and admiration for him speaks volumes about his character & their lives show what a wonderful Daddy he was to them. Juanice has been his love & support all of these years; they were a couple who exemplified what a Godly marriage means. God bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tina Knight Manning Jones
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Vaughn Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Vaughn was a wonderful man. He will certainly be missed not only by his extended family, but by the surrounding communities as well. My prayers are with all of you.

Phyllis And Jerry Roan
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
So sorry to hear about Calvin. He had been our State Farm agent since we moved to Vidalia. Thinking about his family at this time.

Herman and DiAnne Moore
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be going to Atlanta on Sunday because our oldest grandson, Jake is graduating from high school in Cumming on Tuesday night. We are so sorry that we will be unable to attend the funeral as well as visitation. Please know that we will be praying for each of you during this time. Much love.....

Alan Humphrey
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
So sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Calvin. The family is especially in our prayers at this time.

Maria Pittman
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
I am so sorry for the loss of sweet Calvin. He was so much like Granddaddy. Heaven gained a wonderful man.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Billy and Fella O'Neal
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very special man. He will be missed by a lot of people outside of the family also. We are sending prayers for God's comfort and strength for you all.

   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Juanice and family. So sorry to hear of Calvins passing. Praying for all of you. GOD BLESS.

Wynelle Dees Batton
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
My prayers and thoughts are with you all, Vaughn families! What a fine family who stood together and exemplified real love for everyone no matter where you met them. Mr. Calvin will be terribly missed. May God give you comfort throughout the days ahead.

Val & Family Haygood
   Posted Fri May 26, 2017
Our prayers & thoughts go out to such a wonderful loving family! Mr. Vaughn was such a nice man who was loved by so many! May God give you strength to get through your loss!
Love from all of us, the Haygood Family!

Sara Hitchcock
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
So sorry for your loss
The Family of Ellis Hitchcock

Mattie Cocke
   Posted Sat May 27, 2017
Juanice and family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Also fond memories with all of you at RTCA many years ago.

Linda & Buddy Love
   Posted Sun May 28, 2017
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this.

Donald & Charlotte Vaughn
   Posted Sun May 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Praying for the Vaughn Family..

(last son of James, Annie Mae Vaughn)

Darrell and Monette Copeland
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Vaughn was such a very kind man. Praying for comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time.

Maria Pittman
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Pittman/Miller Family.

With our deepest condolences, Teresa and George Miller, Hoyt and Sheila Pittman, Maria Pittman

Jan Dunham
   Posted Mon May 29, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobby, Kathy and Robert Beecher
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Brother Calvin's passing. We learned about it when we returned home from a holiday vacation trip. Brother Calvin was an inspiration to the community, in business, education and, most of all, his Christian testimony. We will miss him.

Donna Ann Darley
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Our community has lost a great man. His influence and service will be felt and remembered for a long time. I will always treasure the memories of 1970 when he, my Daddy, and several other dedicated servants founded Robert Toombs Christian Academy. He continued to work and lead the school for many years. His smile, his kindness, and his beautiful voice stand out in my mind. We had so much fun doing the Hee Haw shows back in the early years of RTCA. Mr. Calvin left a fine legacy in the outstanding family he raised. God bless you all, and may your precious memories give you comfort in the future. Love and prayers to you all.

Donna Ann and Al Darley and Family

Sue Rustin Grisham
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Toombs County has lost one of its loyal sons, Calvin Vaughn. There are few with his love and dedication to whatever he was involved in. May all the memories he has made with you all be a great comfort to you. God has blessed you with his long life. Love to you all.

Johnny and Brenda Carroll
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
Our thoughts and many prayers are with all of you. Mr. Calvin is a precious man and soul. He will be missed by everyone. God Bless you with strength for the coming days and years.

Ann Hutcheson
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017

So sorry to hear about Mr. Vaughn ,I will keep the family in my prayers. you all have always been so good to me . Love you all

Deidra Matthews Millwood
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
Juanice, Vicki & Mike, Debbie & Mike, Angie & Blake, extended family: we are so sad to hear of Calvin's Home-Going and for your loss. We celebrate his beautiful life in Jesus and will remember (Jack Matthews)best-friend for all of life! So many great memories of the Matthews/Vaughn family eating, swimming in the pool, playing and singing around the piano. But most of all reading the word of God written on the walls in the Kitchen and studying the Bible together. Thanks for the memories and the bond of love between our families. Love you forever, Faye, Deidra, Mark & Clare, Kyla (and her Dad Randy).

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