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405 Alleghany Street
PO Box 12
Clifton Forge, VA 24422
Phone: (540) 862-4157
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Rita Vaughn

Rita Vaughn

Friday, December 20th, 1940 - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Rita Mason Bryant Vaughn, age 79, of Eagle Rock, Virginia died Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia.
She was born December 20, 1940 in Eagle Rock to the late Henry Ewell Bryant and Dovie Jane Newcomb Bryant. She was a retired administrative assistant for H. O. Canfield of Iron Gate and the owner and operator of the Eagle Rock Laundromat. Rita was a 1959 graduate of Eagle Rock High School and has since served as that class’s treasurer. She was an avid supporter of the Eagle Rock Improvement Association, and worked closely along with Barbara, Bonnie and Ogrete, planting and caring for the beautiful flowers around the Eagle Rock area. She was very proud of those flowers! She also enjoyed hymn sings, putting together jigsaw puzzles, eating at Maw and Paw’s, and visiting with friends who came into the laundromat.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe “Jimmy” Vaughn, Jr. in February of 2001.
She is survived by her sister, Sindy Craig and husband Mark of Roanoke; her companion, Midnight; and extended family. Also left to cherish her memory are many dear friends who will hold her in their hearts as God holds her in His hands.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM in Eagle Rock United Methodist Church Cemetery with Reverend Ray Sandifer and Reverend Robert McRae officiating. Interment will immediately follow. Friends may call anytime at Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, Mid Atlantic Affiliate, 4217 Park Place Ct, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060.
Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.
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Betty Lambert

Posted at 05:49pm
It was with tremendous sadness that I learned of Rita's passing last week!!!
However, as always, there is something good that comes from everything; I was so glad to finally meet her sister, Sindy, at the services on SAT as well as see quite a few of her relatives (who are my relatives, too since we became cousins when she married my first cousin, Jimmy) and be able to visit for a short time, especially during these very difficult times.
I always so enjoyed meeting up with Rita over the years for lunch at Maw & Paw's Restaurant. She was such good company!!! We always enjoyed chatting about the family and sharing some laughs:)
I know she will be missed in Eagle Rock...I will definitely miss her as well!!!

Thoughts and prayers are with all her family and friends,
Betty (Dudding) and Jim Lambert

Chanda Cook

Posted at 02:37pm
So sorry to hear this. I worked with Rita for about 15 years at the rubber plant. She was a blast to work with and had a heart of gold!

Andrea Sloan

Posted at 12:36pm
Rita always met your with a smile. She and the other ladies took pride in the beauty of our lil town. May God grant you peace and comfort now and the days ahead. Go rest hi Miss Rita.

Craig Anderson

Posted at 08:56am
We will miss you greatly. Rita was a part of our family as long as I can remember.

Cheryl Saville

Posted at 08:27pm
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Rita. She was always ready with a smile and a greeting for everyone. We will miss seeing her at Eagle Rock where we always stopped to chat with her. Our prayers are with you through the comings days. May God grant you peace and comfort as only He can.
Lanny & Cheryl

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