Dorothy Vaughn

Dorothy Jean (Elam) Vaughn, 83, of Paris passed away 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Paris Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. She was a former resident of Union City.
Funeral services were conducted 1 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Mitch Fiscus officiated. Burial followed in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the hour of services Saturday.
Pallbearers were Tom Cole, Rick Benefiel, Tony Benefiel, Bryan Benefiel, Jeremiah Judkins, Whitney Cole, Austin Faulkner and Cobey Raines.
Mrs. Vaughn was born January 6, 1933, in Rives, daughter of the late Thomas Bryan and Mary Eleanor (Threlkeld) Elam. Dorothy married the love of her life, Richard Vaughn, on November 22, 1978. He survives. Richard was a devoted, loving and caring husband to Dorothy.
She began her teaching career in Haynes, Arkansas, and had taught at the former Cloverdale School, the former Rives School and retired from Lake Road Elementary. Mrs. Vaughn was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church near Paris and was a former longtime member of Second Baptist Church in Union City. She was also a member of the Obion County Retired Teachers Association.
She is also survived by three daughters, Suzie Armstrong of Nashville, Jeannie Beth Cole and Mary Cathryn (Rick) Benefiel, all of Frisco, Texas; one son, Tom Cole of Memphis, Indiana; eight grandchildren; seventeen great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Published 8.15.16

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