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Henry Vaughn

October 12, 1933 — January 7, 2023

Henry Milford Vaughn of Orangeburg, SC, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, was born October 12, 1933, in Startex, SC, to The Rev. B. Milford Vaughn and Ruby Dawson Vaughn.

Mr. Vaughn passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023, after a brief illness.

Mr. Vaughn graduated from North Greenville Jr. College and retired from Spartan Mills and Greenwood Mills. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church, a Mason and a part-time music director for several churches. Henry was known for his beautiful voice and love of singing and sang in hundreds of life events such as weddings and funerals.

Mr. Vaughn is survived by his wife, Shirley Hughes Vaughn; and son, Ronnie Vaughn (Angie) of Orangeburg. He is also survived by his two grandsons, Ryan Vaughn (Jennifer) and Jonathon Vaughn of Orangeburg. Survivors also include his sister, Frances Johnson of Lyman; and three great-granddaughters, Ella, Elizabeth and McKenley Vaughn. He also leaves four stepchildren, Sheryl Manning, Tracey Hughes, Reese Hughes and Benjamin Hughes. Mr. Vaughn was pre-deceased by brothers, Jerry Vaughn and Danny Vaughn; wife, Mildred Vaughn; wife, Rebekah J. Vaughn; and son, David Vaughn.

A private family burial will be held at Holly Springs Baptist Church, Inman, SC on January 25, 2023, and a public Memorial Celebration of his life at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Northside Baptist Church, 1250 Columbia Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115. The Rev. Jim Parnell will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 901 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302, online at or to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3101 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box 25489, Raleigh, NC 27611-5489, online at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Private Burial

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

251 Hannon Rd, Inman, SC 29349

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Northside Baptist Church - Orangeburg

1250 Columbia Rd, Orangeburg, SC 29115

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