Saturday, January 24, 2004
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Carl Eugene Vaughn, 74, of Rural Route 1, Mounds, died very suddenly at 10:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, upon arrival at the Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill.
Mr. Vaughn was born Aug. 9, 1929, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late James H. Vaughn and Sarah (Bauer) Vaughn.
Mr. Vaughn attended the First Baptist Church in Mounds and was a member of the Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureau.
He married Hazel V. Bennett on Feb. 17, 1950, in Olive Branch, Ill. Carl and his wife operated Carl's Furniture Store near Villa Ridge, Ill., for nearly 35 years. They retired together in 1997.
He was the loving husband, father and grandfather to his wife, Hazel Vaughn of Mounds; three children and their spouses, son Michael and Becky Vaughn, Bethalto, Ill., two daughters, Carla and Michael Tally, Cobden, Ill., and Rhonda and Dicky Tally, Jonesboro, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Amy (Brett) Heflin, Marc (Jessicca) Vaughn, Bethalto, Ill., Jon (Rachel) Tally, Jonesboro, Ill., Dan (Lee Ann) Tally, Jackson, Mo., Nicki (Justin) Graham, Tullahoma, Tenn., Kristin (Matt) Ahlberg, Makanda, Ill., and Ryan Tally, Jonesboro, Ill.; and six great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Margaret Jordan, Tamms, Ill.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary (Ray) Chester, Goreville, Ill., Charles (Emma Dell) Bennett, Tamms, Jack (Shirley) Bennett, Anna, and JoAnn and Bruce Benefield, Tamms; and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Vaughn.
Funeral service for Carl E. Vaughn will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Mounds, with the Rev. Stephen Wolf, Michael Vaughn and the Rev. Gary Carstens officiating. Interment will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens, Villa Ridge.
Friends may call between 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Mounds and after 8 a.m. until the funeral hour Monday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of memorials to the First Baptist Church in Mounds in memory of Carl E. Vaughn.
Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.