Barbara C. Vaughan

Franklin, Virginia


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Barbara C. Vaughan

Franklin - Barbara Cecile Vaughan, 72, of Midlothian, VA, died on February 8, 2015 at Beth Sholom Lifecare Community in Richmond. A retired information technology specialist for the Commonwealth of Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Louise Darden and Henry Cecil Vaughan of Franklin, VA. She was educated in the Franklin public schools and graduated from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond, where she served as class secretary. She remained active in Westhampton College Alumnae activities and reunion planning committees for many years. A lifelong member of Sycamore Baptist Church in Franklin, she loved knitting, genealogy research, spending time with family and friends, and traveling the world with her college friends known as The Girly Girls. She often said she had visited countries that she never thought she would see and developed many friendships during her journeys. Her family will miss the apple pies and old-fashioned cornbread which she made for every special occasion.

Survivors include a sister, Martha V. Barnes of Franklin; two nieces, Rebecca B. Theuer (Stephen) of Richmond and Anne B. Eason (Paul) of Chesapeake; three great-nieces, Catherine and Emily Theuer and Kayleigh Eason; two great-nephews, William Theuer and Cole Eason; and a large extended family.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, February 12 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Wright Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be held at Sycamore Baptist Church, 31120 Sycamore Church Road in Franklin, on Friday, February 13 at 11:00, followed by burial in Poplar Spring Cemetery and a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Franklin Cooperative Ministry, PO Box 1214, Franklin, VA 23851 or to American Cancer Society, c/o Kathy Worrell, 717 Fairview Drive, Franklin, VA 23851.

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Today is May 6th and my husband, Arlie Thomas, and I just learned of Barbara's passing. In 1969, Arlie moved to Richmond and became friends with Barbara at the Federal Reserve Bank. Upon moving to Richmond after the birth of our first child, I became her friend as well. For more than 15 years we saw or talked with each other frequently. Sadly, as life takes over, we went our separate ways. I was delighted to see Barbara at Curves a few years ago and Arlie would talk with her by phone from...

Today is May 6th and my husband, Arlie Thomas, and I were saddened to learn this evening of Barbara's passing. Arlie and Barbara first met in 1969 when they worked together at the Federal Reserve Bank. Upon my moving to Richmond after the birth of our first child, Barbara also became my friend. For more than 15 years we stayed in close contact and saw each other frequently. But, as life goes, we went our separate ways. I thought of her often and even saw her at Curves one evening and...