John Durham Vaughn

Born: Sun., Apr. 14, 1929
Died: Tue., Sep. 4, 2007

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John Durham “Jack” Vaughn, age 78, of Union Point, Georgia, died Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Greene Point Health Care Center in Union Point. Born in Maxeys, GA on April 14, 1929 he was the son of the late Joe Lee Vaughn and Kathryn Myrt Smith Vaughn. He later moved to Union Point where he has lived for the last sixty-five years. He attended school in both Maxeys and Union Point. Along with his wife Emily, he owned and operated Jack’s Place in Union Point for fifty-two years retiring July 31, 2000. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Union Point and was secretary to the Woodmen of the World, Camp # 139. Jack was a descendant of several old and distinguished families of this area. He therefore had a great interest in genealogy. His impressive and retentive memory could recount many generations of his family as well as many other old Greene County families. Mr. Vaughn was a well known and often consulted historian of Georgia history. His love of history gave him a passionate interest in antiques and historical data. His greatest pleasure was searching antique shops, estate sales and flea markets, adding to his many collections. Mr. Vaughn was a fascinating man and his is a great loss to Greene County and all things historical. Mr. Vaughn had a great love of nature and was an avid gardener. In addition to his wife of almost 57 years, Emily Cosby Vaughn, of Union Point, GA, he is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Vaughn Bailey of Tucker, GA and Susan Vaughn Spradley and husband David of Athens, GA; two brothers, Joseph L. “Joe” Vaughn of the Macedonia Community and James R. “Bobby” Vaughn of the Macedonia Community; three granddaughters, Jessica Marie Spradley of Athens, GA, Rebekah Anne Bailey of Athens, GA and Jennifer Susan Spradley of Rome, GA; and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Union Point with Rev. David Key and Rev. Leonard Ezell officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Union Point. Serving as pallbearers are Byron Fleeman, Alan Fleeman, Jason Fleeman, Eric Fleeman, Brian Vaughn and Ricky Newsom. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 206 Thornton Street, Union Point, GA 30669. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Tom & Linda Yearwood
   Posted Tue September 04, 2007
Emily, Phyllis and Susan; We are so very sorry about your loss. Please know that you and your families will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom and Linda Yearwood

Paula Rhodes Swint
   Posted Wed September 05, 2007
Phyllis, Susan, and "Miss" Emily, I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this period of adjustment to your loss. You are blessed to have been part of a close-knit family and to have collected many wonderful memories. These blessings, along with God's grace, will help you as you cope with your loss. May you be comforted, knowing that through friends and prayer, your loss will be less difficult to bear. Thinking of you, Paula

Tommi Ward
   Posted Wed September 05, 2007
My sincere sympathy to the family and, especially to Susan, one of all-time favorite students.

Mary Ruth Meeks Brown
   Posted Wed September 05, 2007
I was very sorry to hear about Mr. Jack. I can remember when I used to go down to his store with my daddy - Coleman Meeks - to buy boots. He was a good friend of the family. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. Mary Ruth Brown & Family

Marsha & Tommy Swann
   Posted Wed September 05, 2007
Our sympathy goes out to the family. Mr. Jack was a delightful person and will always be remembered for the stories he told of people in and around Greene County. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Diane Clausen
   Posted Thu September 06, 2007
To Phyllis and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Know you are in my prayers. With love, Diane Clausen Peachtree Ridge High School

Maria Barnhart
   Posted Thu September 06, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. With sincere sympathy, The Barnhart Family Maria, Tony, and Sara Catherine

Kent & Melinda P Walker
   Posted Thu September 06, 2007
Our sympathy and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Hannah Warren
   Posted Fri September 07, 2007
Susan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love, Hannah

   Posted Fri September 07, 2007
our prayers are with the family arthel davis & family

Vickie and Megan Johnson
   Posted Tue September 11, 2007
Susan and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find peace and solace in your memories of a life well lived. Vickie and Megan Johnson