Mildred Violet Vaughn

January 30, 1917April 2, 2018

Mildred Violet Vaughn, 101, passed away during the morning hours of Monday (April 2, 2018). Mildred was born on January 30, 1917 to the late James & Ora McKenzie in Kingsport, TN.

Mildred worked as a spinner at Eastman Chemical Company. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and until her last days, she enjoyed reading and working her Sudoku puzzles. Mildred was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great great-grandmother, sister, and friend; she will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Robert R. Vaughn; sister, Juanita Johnson; and brothers, J. Glenn McKenzie and Ralph McKenzie.

Left to cherish her memories are her three daughters, Barbara Carpenter & Bob, Linda Worley & Mark, and Ilene Benton & Kelly; step-son, Ronald Vaughn & wife Patsy; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will greet guests and share memories on Friday (April 6, 2018) from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the chapel with Brother David Dotson officiating.

Mildred will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband on Friday (April 6, 2018) at 3:00 p.m. at Walnut Chapel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (1934 State Route 704 Gate City, VA 24251).

Online condolences may be made to the Vaughn family at East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Vaughn family.


  • Robert R. Vaughn, Husband - deceased
  • Barbara Carpenter & Bob, Linda Worley & Mark, Ilene Benton & Kelly, Three Daughters
  • Ronald Vaughn & wife Patsy, Step-Son
  • Grand Children, Seven
  • Great-Grand Children, Nine
  • Great-Great-Grand Children, Two
  • James & Ora McKenzie, Parents - deceased
  • Juanita Johnson, Sister - deceased
  • J. Glenn McKenzie, Ralph McKenzie, Brothers - deceased
  • Nieces & Nephews, Many


  • Visitation Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Interment Friday, April 6, 2018

Mildred Violet Vaughn

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Janice Rowland-Jeffers

April 5, 2018

Barbara we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Your mom was such a loving and warm person to me during the time we spent at your home during our high school years. No words really give comfort to you but our prayers certainly go up for you, Linda, and Ilene. Really good memories I have of you and your family.