McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


May 15, 2014

Ruby B. 'Tat' Vaughan

McALESTER — Ruby B. “Tat” Vaughan, 103, of McAlester, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at a local nursing center.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Ulan Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. David Cantrell officiating. Burial will be at Ulan Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born March 19, 1911, in Columbia, Tenn., she was the daughter of John and Alma Austin. At the age of 11, she and her family moved to the Ulan area and she had lived there ever since.

She married Charley Vaughan on Jan. 22, 1929, in Ulan. Together, they operated the family peanut farm near Ulan for many years. She enjoyed hoeing the peanut rows and always enjoyed growing a garden and tending to her flowers. She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Geneva Vaughan, of McAlester; grandchildren, Cheryl Hundley and husband, Eddie, of McAlester, Lisa Thompson and husband, Tommy, of Texas, Charlie Vaughan and wife, LuJean, of High Hill, Paula Lott and husband, Roger, of McAlester, Kelli Bohanon and husband, Jay, Evergreen Colo., and Robert Vaughan and wife, Dhonda, of McAlester.

Also, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Tommye Hendershot, of McAlester, and Thelma Vaughan, of Elk City; a special niece, Dale Sitter, of McAlester, and numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Junior Paul Vaughan and Harold Vaughan; one brother, Bill Austin, and 4 sisters, Lillian Vaughan, Johnnie Epps, Pauline Ross and Mattie Ross.

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