Vaughn Brown, 80, of Tuckasegee, went home to be with the Lord and his family, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.

A native and lifelong resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Claude and Bertie Brown. Vaughn was a member and deacon at Sols Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed playing his mandolin and loved being outdoors, fishing and hunting. Vaughn cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was loved and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his nine brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Colleen Brown; his children, Larry (Karen) Brown of Lake Toxaway, Lisa (Leonard) Hoxit of Cashiers and Russell (Stephanie) Brown of Sylva; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Wayne), Cody (Amber), Brittany (Charlie), Travis (Joanna), Aaron (Jordyn), Sarah (Josh), Adam (Tabitha); 12 great-grandchildren, Stella, Maddox, Gavin, Allie, Bruce, Makinley, Lawson, Gus, Natalie, Madi, Finn and Myles. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, at Sols Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Herman Mathis, Marcus Owen and Carl Adams officiating.

The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Burial followed in the church cemetery.

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