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William Russell Vaughters

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William Russell Vaughters died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia, from complications of a rare and progressive neurodegenerative condition, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Mr. Vaughters was born November 3, 1949 in Morgan County where he lived most of his life. He graduated from Morgan County High School in 1967, attended the University of Georgia in 1968, and was an agent for the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Carlton and Lillian Lankford Vaughters, a brother, Roy Lamar Vaughters, and a nephew, Kenneth Charles Vaughters. He is survived by his wife, Beryl Gilbert Vaughters and her children, Marci Porter Campbell of Watkinsville and Chip Porter of Madison , his brothers, Charles Vaughters of Woodbridge, Va., and Kenneth Vaughters of Bostwick and 5 nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his friend and devoted caregiver, John Michael Barneycastle and his mother-in-law, Vivian Gilbert with whom he had a very special relationship. Prior to his death, Bill graciously and courageously made arrangements to be an organ donor to the Mayo Clinic Cure PSP Brain Bank in Jacksonville, Florida to aid in the research of PSP and other neurodegenerative conditions. Family and friends wereinvited to gather in memory of Mr. Vaughters at Bonners’ Restaurant in Buckhead, Georgia on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  Visitation began at 10 a.m. and a time of remembrance and reflection was at approximately 11:15 a.m. with lunch served immediately thereafter. Bill requested casual dress and smiles. If so inclined, memorials may be made to the Rutledge United Methodist Church in Rutledge.

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