Lavonne Vaughn, age 80, of Alma died Sunday November 19th, 2017 at St. Vincent Southside Medical Center in Jacksonville after a short illness. She was a native of Ware County but had lived in Bacon County since 1955. She was daughter of the late Clifford M. Varnadore and Vera Tanner Varnadore and was also preceded in death by her first husband Eugene Lee. Lavonne worked many years as a home interior decorator and was a member of Southside Church of God.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years Richard B. Vaughn of Alma, a son Lemuel Lee of Nicholls, a daughter Brenda Lovett and husband Rev. Stephen Lovett of Waycross, three brothers Purvis Varnadore (Joanne) of Nicholls, Milton Varnadore of Reidsville, Stacey Varnadore (Jo Ann) of Panama City, FL, two sisters Linda Jackson (F. W.) of Nicholls, Jeannette Wilcox of Hazlehurst and a grandson Nathanial Lee of Nicholls.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 o’clock at Southside Church of God with Rev. Stephen Lovett and Rev. Mark Carver officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Ware County. The body will be carried to the church at 1:00 P M to lie in state. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening between t 6 and 9 PM.
Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Durrance, Mark Jackson, Casey Taylor, Ken Wolf, Bodie Johnson and John Banach. Members of Southside Church of God and Tenth Street Church of God will be considered as honorary escort.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements.