Joseph Lewis "Joe" Vaughn

Born: Mon., Feb. 20, 1928
Died: Mon., Jan. 13, 2014


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Joseph Lewis “Joe” Vaughn of the Macedonia Community in Oglethorpe County, died Monday, January 13, 2014 at the age of 85.  Born in Maxeys, GA in Oglethorpe County on February 20, 1928, Joe was the son of the late Joseph Lee Vaughn and Kate Smith Vaughn.  He attended school in Maxeys and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. On March 15, 1952, he married Mattie Jo Bradford of Elberton, GA.  For a number of years, he owned and operated Joseph L. Vaughn Garage in Union Point, GA. Joe was a faithful member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he served as deacon for many years.  He enjoyed gardening and farming.

In addition to his wife, Mattie Jo Vaughn who predeceased him on July 31, 2008, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Vaughn; and a brother John D. “Jack” Vaughn.  Joe is survived by a daughter Beverly Vaughn Sines of the Macedonia Community; a son Brian Vaughn of Union Point, GA; brother, James R. “Bobby” Vaughn of the Macedonia Community;  three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Sorrow officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA 30669.  Serving as pallbearers are: Brad Vaughn, Kevin Nichols, Byron Fleeman, Alan Fleeman, Jason Fleeman and Eric Fleeman.  The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Halcyon Healthcare, 1435 Haw Creek Circle, Suite 402, Cumming, GA 30041 (855) 328-1700 or Macedonia Baptist Church, c/o R. A. Moore, 1251 Moore Road, 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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   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
Our deepest sympathy. Mr. Joe will be remembered for his kindness and thoughtfulness to others. He was a fine Christian gentleman, who will be missed by family and friends. May the wonderful memories shared be
of comfort. "Miss" Mattie Jo and Mr. Joe are reunited in heaven with God.

Linda (Yearwood) Barrington
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss.May you feel God's love & comfort in the days ahead.

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
So sorry for your loss.
May God give you comfort in your time of grief.

Jason and Amanda Fleeman and family
   Posted Mon January 13, 2014
Mr. Joe was a great, loving man. I remember a visit me and Jason had with him this past summer. He talked about Mattie Joe, and the "good ole days" as he called them. We thought a lot of him and he will be dearly missed. My condolences to Beverly, Brian, and family.

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
Beverly and Brian,
Sincere sympathy for the loss of your Dad. May God give you comfort and peace during this time of grief.

Elaine & Terry Cantrell

Randy and Lisa Shuman
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
Our deepest sympathy. Mr. Joe was a wonderful man and I know he will be missed. We will be praying for you all.

Mary Jane Mosley
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
My prayers are with you and your family. May you will find comfort knowing God has took your daddy home. He is in Heaven with all the other Angels.

Everette Duvall
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
our prays are with your family .

Stephen and Jessica Sines
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
The passing of Joe Vaughn reminds me of Winston Churchill's epitaph "I'm ready to meet my maker, but I'm not sure he's ready to meet me!" Joe was gifted with his infectious smile, charm, and wit, and he always entertained his guests and friends with his practical jokes, outlandish stories, and one liners. Joe spoke often and dearly about his wife and family, and he truly enjoyed the simple things in life. I'll remember Joe for loving church, family, his country, fishing, hunting, a good rabbit dog, fresh vegetables, blue grass mountain music, Hee-Haw, Red Man chewing tobacco, and teasing his lovely wife, Mattie Joe. America needs more men like Joe Vaughn!

Jean Watkins
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
May God be with you at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Barbara Overton
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
Beverly my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God be with you.

Charles Maxey and family
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
We extend to you and your family heart felt prayers and sympathy at the home going of your Dad.

Ralph Boswell
   Posted Tue January 14, 2014
Brian & family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for your family.

Paula Rhodes Swint
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
Beverly, You are in my prayers. Your parents were very special to our family. I am grateful for having known them. May you find the Peace that passeth understanding during this difficult time. Love, Paula

Pamela Vaughn
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
Beverly, Brian, Bonnie, Brad and Justin and family,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have walked in all of your shoes and I know how hard it is to lose a Dad and granddad. I pray God's peace and love surrounds each and everyone of you.

Pamela Allen Vaughn

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Joe. He was loved and respected here in Union Point. He always had a smile and time to talk. May God bless each of you in the coming days.

Paige Hubbard
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
We are so sorry for the passing of Mr. Joe. He and Mrs. Mattie Jo were two of the nicest and caring that I know. My heart and prayers go out to all of his family. I pray that God will give you each and everyone the peace and comfort during this very difficult and heartbreaking time.

I pray that God will be with you all.

With Deepest sympathy,

Paige, Brian Hubbard and family