OBITUARY

Harris Vandell Yaughn

December 18, 1930January 25, 2014

Harris V. Yaughn SMSgt U. S. Air Force (Ret)

Harris Vandell Yaughn, 83, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Services with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with burial in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. John Beck officiating. The family will meet friends from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4600 Mercer University Drive, Macon 31206.

Mr. Yaughn, son of the late Lazarus (Ladd) and Florence Harris Yaughn, was born in Lizella and was a graduate of Crawford County High School. He served with the U. S. Air Force for twenty-three years during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. During his service to his country, he served in Japan, Alaska and twice in Newfoundland and various assignments in the U. S.

He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Crusaders Sunday School Class. He was also a longtime member and treasurer of the Flag City Mustang Club.

Survivors include his devoted wife of twenty-four years, Willie Heath Yaughn of Macon; his children, Gary Van Yaughn, Sr. (Cindy) of Lizella and Tomari Frick (Dave) of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; his grandchildren, Gary Van Yaughn, Jr. (Erica), Amanda Frick, Ryan Frick and Alan Michael Smith; stepdaughter, Lisa Shepherd and his sister, Dorothy (Harold) Haygood.

Visit www.maconmp.com to express condolences. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • A Celebration of His Life Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial with Military Honors
REMEMBERING

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Leda Starnes

January 27, 2014

Willie and familey, I was sorry to read of Harris passing in today paper. He was
the picture of a true Southern Gentleman.
Always enjoyed seeing you both and I know how much he will be missed. May God's love be with you in the coming months.
I may not make it to the service if the weather deteriorates as they predict but my thoughts will be with all of you.
Leda Harris Starnes

January 27, 2014

A person of Harris' caliber doesn't come along every day. We will all miss you....jerry-connie mcdougald

January 27, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Cyndi Ferrell

January 27, 2014

Dear Willie and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. He looks like he was a very kind and loving family man. I will be thinking of all of you during this sad time-please take good care of each other!! Cyndi Ferrell

January 27, 2014

Willie, Bless your heart! I pray that God will walk with you and surround you and your family with His Love, now and in the coming days and weeks.
Mallory Jones, III

Gary & Brenda Kostick

January 27, 2014

There are few people in life who touch you as Harris did with us. It was an honor to know him and to be his friend. He will always be in our memories with fondness and respect. Know you and your family are in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.

January 27, 2014

Willie , I am so sorry I didn't know about Harris til 11:00 last night . My prayers are with you and all the family. I love you and cherish our friendship .
Love and prayers,
James and Yvonne Harrington

LaVonne Harn

January 27, 2014

Wow...he will be missed at all the MUSTANG club activities, he was an old fashioned southern gentleman of the GREATEST GENERATION....Willie , David and I love you also...LAVONNE and DAVID BAILEY !!!

Dan and Brittany Bowman

January 27, 2014

Truly a great man and true friend, Rest in peace Harris, be at peace and your family is in my thoughts and prayers !!! Dan and Brittany Bowman

FROM THE FAMILY