The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, Dec. 13.
Mrs. Vaughn died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at her residence.
Born Sept. 9, 1945, in Oakridge, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Johnie Lester Boyd Sr. and Mildred Dalton Boyd.
Mrs. Vaughn was retired from the USDA Agriculture Research Service with 20 years of service. She was a proud member of GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) Chapter I-2 of Lavonia, where she and her husband Ronnie were named couple of the year for 2013. Margaret exemplified generosity and grace and was loved by all who came in contact with her.
Margaret was preceded in death by her siblings, Joe Turner Boyd, Patricia Boyd Parker and Johnie Lester Boyd Jr.
She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Ronald Edward Vaughn (Ronnie); son, Todd Kennedy of Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Johnna and Mike Garrish of Hull; son and daughter-in-law, Trey and Melissa Kennedy of Baldwin; daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Bob Broussard of Toccoa; son, Eric Vaughn of Auburndale, Fla.; and son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Katie Vaughn of Athens; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Surviving siblings include Elaine Hallman of Rutherfordton, N.C., Ronnie Boyd of Cherryville, N.C., Nancy Costner of Cherryville, N.C., and Libby Mervin of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Flowers and plants are welcome but in lieu of flowers you may make a donation to a charity of your choice.
For online condolences, visit lordandstephens.com.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, December 13, 2013