Ella Mills Vaughn

March 22, 1916 - October 19, 2008
Ella Mills Vaughn

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Ella Mills Vaughn, 92, of Hendersonville, NC, died Sunday, October 19, 2008, at her home after a period of declining health.

Born in 1916 in Spartanburg County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Mary Green Mills. She was the lone survivor of this family of four sons and four daughters. She was married to Grady Vaughn, Sr. for almost 72 years and was preceded in death by an infant daughter. She was a loving wife and soul mate to her husband and was always helpful to anyone she had an occasion to be associated with. Ella was also a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to a number of children who will miss her very much. Her passing will leave a vacancy no one can fill.

In 1926, she moved to Hendersonville where she attended the city school system and graduated from Hendersonville High School in 1934. She was a longtime and faithful member of Mooreís Grove United Methodist Church.

She was employed by the Henderson County tax office in 1963 and served for 25 years, retiring in 1988. She was instrumental in enabling the tax office to migrate from a paper record system to a paper record system to a computerized system. She served the tax office under five leaders and was the assistant tax supervisor for a number of years.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her sons, Grady Vaughn, Jr. and wife, Adriana, and Michael E. Vaughn and wife, Aki; her grandchildren, Lisa Romine, Cheryl Vaughn, Chris Vaughn, Julie Taylor and Jennifer Tankersley; and great-grandchildren, John Tankersley, Ali Perrone, Joshua Tankersley, Skyler Romine, Simeon Vaughn, and Caldwell Vaughn.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 23, 2008, at Mooreís Grove United Methodist Church. The Reverends Doug Tankersley and Glenn Camp will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one our prior to the service at the church.


Thursday, October 23, 2008
12:00 AM

Moore’s Grove United Methodist Church - Directions
2575 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • October 21, 2008
    Anne Dellinger Athey says:
    Grady Jr and Michael, So very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She and your Father were a very important part of my life growing up and I shall never forget. God bless you and your families and your Dad. Anne Dellinger Athey

  • October 21, 2008
    Jodie Head says:
    My thoughts are with all of you during this time. It is always difficult in the loss of a Mother/GrandMother!!! She holds a place in your hearts and lives that just never is replaced. I hope you all can find strenght with your faith to get throught the difficult days ahead. But they do get better!!

  • October 21, 2008
    Chris and Heather Stepp says:
    Chris, Dana and family, Our hearts are heavy for all of you. Miss Ella was really special to so many. She always had good food and words of wisdom. We're praying for comfort for all of you.

  • October 21, 2008
    Henderson county Tax Office says:
    To the family of Ella, you are in our thoughts and prayers. WE remember Ella with love and admiration. May God comfort each of you.

  • October 21, 2008
    Suzanne Collins Morton says:
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I thought a lot of your mother and father and where you saw one you saw the other. I know she will be greatly missed. I remember way back when our families would get together and the good times we had. My mother really thought a lot of your mother and father and I think their friendship was a great comfort to her in her unhappy times. You and the whole family will remain in my prayers. She was a great Christian and her faith in Christ has seen her home. Love To You All Suzanne Collins Morton