Eastland Funeral Home & Cremation Service

904 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN


Carol Anne Vaughn

Passed away on October 19, 2019

Carol Anne Vaughn, age 60, of Nashville, TN passed away on October 19, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Albert Englert Vaughn Sr. and Belva Anne James. She is also preceded in death by her younger brother, Albert E. Vaughn Jr. She was a 1977 graduate of Bellevue High School, and she later studied at Nashville State Community College. She was an EEG technician who worked for over thirty-five years at Vanderbilt, St. Thomas, and Metro General Hospitals in Nashville, TN. Carol is survived by her sons; Zachary (Rebecca) Vaughn of Bloomington, IN and Kyle (Charity) Clark of Franklin, KY; daughters, Courtney (Joseph) Wallace, and Zannah Clark of Springfield, TN; siblings Larry (Shirley) Vaughn of Jefferson City, TN; and Natalie (Gary) Vaughn Markey of Thompsons Station; nine grandchildren, Keaton and Alisa Young, Braxton Schickling, Emilee and Audrey Wallace, Emma and Auna Clark, William Wallace, and Gillian Vaughn; a faithful, loving extended family; and many friends. She had a way with words and loved writing poetry, as well as raising everyone’s morale with a well-timed joke. She was also fond of sailing, camping, and road trips with friends and family. Carol was an immensely strong and resilient individual who was dedicated to her family, friends, and others. While our family lost a courageous member with a wonderful sense of humor, we rest better knowing that she is embracing and laughing with her parents and younger brother once again. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3259 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 with Reverend Rick Roberts officiating. To honor her memory and wish, the family has requested that attendees please wear bright colors as we celebrate her time with us here in this life. In lieu of flowers, Memorials celebrating Carol’s passion for life and helping others may be made to St. John’s Outreach Ministry and Toys for Tots.


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Victoria James

November 1, 2019

Although Carol and I are cousins, I wish we had lived closer together because I so treasured her one-of-a-kind personality and way with words. When my mother passed away, Carol was there not only paying her respects and being her loving self--she was quickly befriending all the children who'd come along with their parents--and we all adored her for it. And as my father spent his last day at the Nashville Hospice Center, surrounded by family, Carol didn't hesitate to sneak our tiny dachshund puppy into the facility by way of a paper grocery sack...I fell in love with her all over again! I learned so much from her example even though we weren't able to spend a lot of time together. Her life, while all too brief, was full to capacity with love and joy and faith. What a blessing she was and will always be!

Katrina Garrett

October 29, 2019

Rest in Peace my dear friend! You will truly be missed, But Always remembered! Thanks for Always being a True Friend. Fly High my Angel from Heaven! Love You❤ Katrina & Tyren