Helen Vaughan(1941 - 2012)

Helen Howard Vaughan


Helen Elaine Howard Vaughan, 71, of Simpsonville, wife of Tom Vaughan, Sr., died Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Born in Rock Hill, she was a daughter of the late Irby Howard and Melita Brazil Burgess.

Mrs. Vaughan was a graduate of King's College and was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband of 51 years, she is survived by sons, Tom Vaughan, Jr. and wife, Angela, of Tega Cay, Brad Vaughan of Decatur, GA, and Jeff Vaughan of Troy, AL; grandchildren, Josh Wilbanks and wife, Courtney, of Duncan, Thomas Vaughan, III of Tega Cay, and Anna Kate Vaughan, of Tega Cay; three great grandchildren; sisters, Mildred Faile, Janell Carpenter, and Shirley Ramsey; and brothers, Milton Burgess, Jr. and Donald Burgess.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Milton Burgess.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast, 1604 NE Main Street, Simpsonville, SC 29681 with visitation following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to , 15 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615 or Greenville Memorial Children's Hospital, c/o GHS Office of Philanthropy and Partnership, 300 McBee Avenue, Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601.

The family will be at the residence.

Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.

Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 11, 2012