Originally created 10/25/02

Mr. James Vaughan Jr. (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at the residence, Mr. James L. Vaughan, Jr., beloved husband of Mrs. Dorothy L. Vaughan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2002, at Curtis Baptist Church with Dr. Mark Harris and Reverend Sherrell Dunn officiating. Entombment will be held at a later date in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to his wife of 62 years, Mr. Vaughan is also survived by his son Mr. Lee Vaughan of Powder Springs, Ga.; one daughter, Miss Sylvia Vaughan of Jacksonville, Fla.; two grandchildren Lee Nathaniel Vaughan and Victoria Vaughan of Evans, Ga.; one brother Mr. Archie W. Vaughan formerly of Columbia, S.C. now living in Knoxville, Tenn. A native of Columbia, S.C., Mr. Vaughan was, at the age of 15, a member of the University of South Carolina Class of 1937, where he was elected secretary and treasurer of the student body. He held memberships in Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, and Blue Key National Honorary Leadership and Service fraternity. While at the university he was an outstanding member of the USC Baseball Team where he received his letter. He was a member of the Greater University of South Carolina Alumni Association, the Lettermen Association and the Block C Club. Mr. Vaughan was a Postal Service employee, serving 37 Years in Columbia, S.C. and Augusta, Ga., having retired as a rural mail carrier in Hephzibah, Ga. Served as secretary of the Augusta Chapter of Postal Letter Carriers Association and was a member the Georgia Rural Letter carrier Association. He also served as an officer of the Augusta Genealogical Society and was responsible for exhibits at the Richmond County Library. Mr. Vaughan was a long time member of Curtis Baptist Church, Augusta Ga. where he served in various capacities including Chairman of Deacons. He was President of the Happy 39ers, and was a Sunday School teacher. He was a charter member of Martinez Baptist Church where he was a member of the Building Committee for the original Sanctuary. Contributions maybe made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 14774, Augusta, GA, 30909-4774, Or to Curtis Baptist Building Fund, 1326 Broad Street, Augusta, GA, 30901 The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta 733-3636

The Augusta Chronicle October 25, 2002