Nokomis Elane Vaughn
Nokomis Elane Vaughn
  • December 20, 1941 - November 1, 2016
  • Douglasville, Georgia

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Mrs. Nokomis Elane McNelley Vaughn, age 74, of Douglasville, GA, passed away November 1, 2016. She was born December 20, 1941 in Nashville, TN to the late Howard and Beatrice Stephens McNelley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James S. Vaughn; grandson, T.J. Vaughn; and brother, Nelton McNelley.

Nokomis was a member of Briarfork Primitive Baptist Church in Hazel Green, AL. She retired from Hudson’s BBQ after 25 years of service. In her younger days, she enjoyed playing softball.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Vaughn Pyle (Ted); sons, Gordon Vaughn and Dion Vaughn; sister and brother-in-law, Freda Bass (Dennis); 6 grandchildren; 3 great-granddaughters; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM from the Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Chapel. Jason Tripp will deliver the eulogy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 PM.

Inurnment will follow in the mausoleum at Rosehaven Memorial Park.

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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.