George Lee Vaughn, affectionately known as “Lee”, was born in Calhoun County on June 21, 1930 to the late Carpet and Rebecca Vaughn. He was the second of three children. He passed away on February 28, 2020 at the home of his daughter in Covington, Georgia.
George accepted Christ as his savior at an early age. He graduated from high school in Fort Motte, South Carolina. Soon after graduating, he enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 and was honorably discharged in June of 1954. George later relocated to Newark, New Jersey. He had the gift of gab and never met a stranger. During his life, he traveled, worked for various firms, and enjoyed gambling in Atlantic City.
George met and dated Jean Burton while living in New Jersey, and to this relationship one loving daughter, Nicole, was born who he lovingly referred to as “Baby”. After his previous relationship ended, George met Fannie Mae. He fell in love at first sight, the two were inseparable. They lived together for eleven years and they were joined in marriage on September 19, 1986.
George was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Fannie Mae Vaughn; parents, Carpet Vaughn and Rebecca Cheeseboro Vaughn; and brother; Otis Moseley.
George leaves to cherish his precious memory his only daughter, Nicole (David) Burton of Covington, GA; sister, Frazil Chaple of St. Matthews, SC; sister-in-law, Wilhelmina (Bill) Mitchell of Crawfordville, GA; brother-in-law, Robert “Bobby” Beasley of Augusta, GA; a special niece, Mona “Mo” Beasley of St. Louis, MO; special nephews, Patrick (Tammy) Moseley of Marysville, CA and Michael (Sylvia) Moseley of Yuba City, CA; two special cousins, Barbara Vaughn and Eugene Kelly; special friends, Lindsey “Shorty” Parks of Douglasville, GA, Fred Springle of Lithia Springs, GA, Dean Ramseur of Douglasville, GA, Steve Parrish of Atlanta, GA, Karen Worley of Brooklawn, NJ, Sharon Jones and Shanieda Jones of Newark, NJ; and a host of nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.
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