Daniel E. Vaughan
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UNION, SC-- Mr. Daniel E. Vaughan, age 91, of 109 Catherine Street, Union, widower of Elizabeth West Vaughan, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Vaughan was born in Union, SC July 9, 1921, a son of the late Wallace Vaughan and Edna Scales Vaughan. He was retired from Milliken & Co - Excelsior Plant. Following his retirement, he was a part-time employee of Holcombe Funeral Home for many years. Mr. Vaughan was a Veteran of the US Army 95th Infantry Division, having served in World War II. He fought with Gen. George C. Patton in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Mr. Vaughan also retired from the South Carolina National Guard as a Major. He was a lifetime member of Masonic Lodge #75; was a Hejaz Shriner and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Vaughan was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class and the Merry Methodists.
Surviving are two brothers, Charles O. "Charlie" Vaughan and wife Shirley of Union and Harold Vaughan and wife Dannie of Spartanburg; nieces and care givers, Kitty Vaughan and Cindy Hulon of Union; and four other nieces, Cathy Gorman and husband Dr. Richard Gorman of Jupiter, FL, Della Ebersole and husband Steve of Marathon, FL, Amy Vaughan of San Francisco, CA and Dannie Lou Vaughan of Ft. Mill, SC; two nephews, Jay Vaughan and wife April of Chesnee and Eddie West of Chester; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a special companion, "Heidi". Mr. Vaughan was predeceased by a brother, Wallace Vaughan, Jr.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Duncan Acres United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Merritt Wentz. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens with Military Honors and Masonic Rites.
Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday evening, April 17th at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Duncan Acres United Methodist Church, 417 Rice Avenue, Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home of his brother, Charlie and Shirley Vaughan, 212 Hillcrest Drive, Union.
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Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.
310 S. South St. Union, SC 29379
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2013