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Elbert "Whitey" Leo Vaughan

Elbert "Whitey" Leo Vaughan, 83 of Russellville, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He was born May 25, 1937 in Moreland to the late Rev DA and Callie Romines Vaughan . 


He is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Mears of Dover, Cheryl Flippo & husband John of Pottsville; four grandchildren, Lance Mears & wife Danielle of Russellville, Jordan Mears of Little Rock, Shelby Flippo & Sydney Flippo of Pottsville; one great grandchild, Bennett Leo James Mears of Russellville; step daughter, Brandy Lemley Pitts & children Jacob and Mia Pitts of Atkins; two brothers, Leon Vaughan & wife Nona of Dover, Gearl Don Vaughan & wife Sherry of Dallas, TX.; several nieces, nephews, family and many friends. 


Whitey graduated from Dover high where he excelled in baseball and basketball receiving an athletic award at graduation. He retired after a 33 year career with Contell Telephone Company. He then was owner/operator of Whitey Vaughan Bushhogging business for over 40 years. He was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church where as a young man he served as co director of the youth department. He served as a member of the AR Army National Guard and was a founding member of the Pope county mounted patrol. He was also a member of the Pope County Riding Club for many years. 


Memorials may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church 

1200 N Arkansas Ave

Russellville, AR 72801


Private family burial will be 2pm Saturday, October 24,2020 at Walnut Grove cemetery in Hector, AR officiated by Brother David Downum. Masks are required. Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. 



Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com .

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A candle was lit in memory of Elbert "Whitey" Vaughan

Jerry and Margaret Dodson Nov 20 2020 12:00 AM

A note from one of Suzanne and Cheryl's horse show/riding friends from the '70's, Kellie Tackett Danielson. I am sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please know you are in my prayers for comfort.

Kellie Tackett Danielson Oct 25 2020 12:00 AM