Nell Jones Vaughan

Published 5:56 pm Monday, June 13, 2016

Nell Jones Vaughan, 86, died Friday June 10, 2016, at her home in Livingston.

Born on August 28th 1929, as Nell Maxwell Jones in Selma. The oldest of four children, she grew up in Pleasant Hill and attended grammar school there.

She attended Carlowville High School and graduated from Parrish High School in Selma. She attended Judson College in Marion and graduated from Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham with a bachelor’s of religious education. She graduated from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with a masters in religious education. She also graduated from Livingston University (now University of West Alabama) with a masters in elementary education.

She worked at the Georgia State Baptist Association in Atlanta, was the Director of Youth Ministry at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was the director of the Baptist Student Union at Livingston University. She also taught the fourth grade at Sumter Academy for 20 years, and is well known and loved to many in Sumter County.

While in Livingston she met her husband of 52 years, Ed Vaughan. They were married on June 23, 1963, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. They had one daughter, Susan Harnish.

She has been an active member of Livingston First Baptist Church for many years and was very devout. She loved to travel and to spend time with loved ones.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ed, and her brother, Billy.

She is survived by her sister and brother, Grace Middleton and George Jones; her daughter Susan Harnish; son-in-law Bill Harnish; her four granddaughters, Emily Hall, Cara Hall, Kelsey Harnish and Brenna Harnish; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is Monday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home in York.

The funeral service is Tuesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at Livingston First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Hall and the Rev. Theresa Seevers officiating. Burial will follow in the Myrtlewood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Don Basinger, Allen Hall, Bill Harnish, Joseph Middleton, Blake Vaughan, Coleman Vaughan, Grayson Vaughan, Chad Taquino and John Paul Portera.

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