Thomas “Presh” Vaughan, age 89, died on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home.
He was a lifelong resident of Demopolis. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the Fred Lewis Sunday school class. He retired from Citadel Cement Plant in Demopolis after more than 25 years of service He served in the Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was the last survivor of his service company, the 106th Quartermaster Regiment, 31st Infantry Division, which was organized in Demopolis on Sept. 8, 1940.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Betty McAlpine Vaughan; a daughter, Sarah Shirley; two sisters, Carol Vaughan and Miriam “Snooky” Johnson; two brothers, Charles Theodore “Bully” Vaughan and J.C. Vaughan; and his parents, Christopher Vaughan and Ira Patterson Vaughan.
Survivors include his daughter, Lenore “Nonie” McAlpine (Max) Wiginton of Gordo; three grandchildren, Harold (Colleen) Yoder of Homewood, Max Clark (Casey) Wiginton Jr. of Reform and Thomas O’Neal (Amanda) Wigington of Tuscaloosa; four great-grandchildren, Corey Porter, Drew Porter, Madilyn Grace Wigington and Millie Kate Wigington; a son-in-law, Gene Shirley of Demopolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Demopolis with the Rev. Brooks Barkley and R.C. Watts officiating. Burial will follow in Demopolis Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors of Demopolis is directing the services.
Pallbearers will be Robert W. McAlpine, John Michael McAlpine, William “Bo” McAlpine, Mike Glass, Dr. Teddy Vaughan and Dr. Max Walker. Honorary pallbearers are the employees of the cement plant, caregivers Martha Simmons and Eleanor Park, Amedisys Home Health Care staff and the staff of Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home.