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Obituary for Larry Edward Vaughn

Larry Edward Vaughn of Martinsville, Virginia passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at his home after a brave battle with ALS. His parents were the late Ellis L. Vaughn, Sr. and the late Annie E. Hollandsworth Vaughn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ellis Vaughn Jr., Johnny Vaughn, Buren Vaughn, Vernon Vaughn, and Brogie Vaughn; and sisters, Eva Heckman, Ruby Utt, Erma Utt, and Marie Bell.

Other than three years of military service, Larry lived in Martinsville and Henry County his entire life. He attended school in Martinsville and completed 12 years of education. While serving in the Army he served a tour of duty in Korea, and a tour of duty in Vietnam. He retired from Hooker Furniture after 27 years, then retired from Simply The Best Florist after 10 years, and finally from Clearview Wesleyan Church after 16 years as custodian. He was a previous member of Collinsville Baptist Church and in his later years attended Clearview Wesleyan Church. Larry’s loving and humble spirit quietly spoke of his love for his Savior and his fellowman.

Surviving is his wife, Glenwood Q. Vaughn, the love of his life. Also surviving are his step-son, Anthony L. Ferguson, step-granddaughter, Sarah Ferguson Pratt, and two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Also surviving is one sister, Bessie Chitwood of Martinsville as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Reverend Ray Seldon officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Roselawn Burial Park. A short celebration of life service will be held giving friends an opportunity to speak memories and encouragement to the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 730 E Church St. #13, Martinsville, VA 24112.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory of Martinsville, VA will be serving the Vaughn family. Online condolences may be made at

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115





1:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, Virginia 24115

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Roselawn Burial Park

103 Clearview Dr.
Martinsville, VA 24112


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