John Roy Vaughan
J. Roy Vaughan was born
November 10, 1899, in Williamson County, near Franklin, Tennessee.
In 1914 he moved with his father's family to Ridgeland, Mississippi,
where he grew up on a large plantation. He attended elementary
school at Franklin, Tennessee, and graduated from high school at
Ridgeland, Mississippi. He attended David Lipscomb College in
1917-1919 and again in 1923-1925. He was baptized by M. C. Cayce in
Pearl River near Ridgeland, Mississippi in 1914.
M. C. Cayce had sold his business in Nashville,
Tennessee, and moved to Mississippi to preach in this neglected
field with financial support from A. M. Burton. Later Brother Burton
supported Brother Vaughan as he followed Brother Cayce in
evangelizing in Mississippi. Today there are many strong churches in
the state where these men preached under tents, brush arbors, in
school houses and homes. During this period Brother Vaughn engaged in a
number of debates with sectarian preachers.
Brother Vaughan was involved in local
work in Ripley and Tupelo, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama;
St. Petersburg, and Miami, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee.
He served as a staff writer of the Gospel Advocate from
1939 to the mid 1970s and News Editor of the Gospel
Advocate from 1949 until the death of
B.C. Goodpasture, the editor.
From March until August, 1977 he was interim editor of the
Gospel Advocate until Ira North
In 1930 Brother Vaughn married
Jimmie Greer Harvey of Mathiston, Mississippi. They had three
children—Mrs. Helen McCracken, Katherine Ella,
and John R. who also preaches
—1976 Freed Hardeman College
Lectures, page 408,409; Gospel
Preachers Of Today Volumes 1-4
Signature of J. Roy Vaughn
Courtesy of Terry J. Gardner, 04.2010
Buried At Woodlawn Memorial Park In
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N36º 06' 93.6" x WO 86º 45' 71.0"
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Garden Of Religion "A" Lot 19, #4,5
J. Roy Vaughan Plot In Foreground /
J.M. Powell Plot Above Left