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Wednesday December 23rd, 2020

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Ross L "Ronnie" Vaughn, III

CLEVELAND- Ross L “Ronnie” Vaughn, III

Ross L “Ronnie” Vaughn, III, known as Bobo to his grandchildren and their friends, 73 years old, of Cleveland, MS, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2020, in Williamsport, PA.  Ronnie was born November 25, 1947, in Forrest City, AR, and grew up in Bolivar County, MS.  He graduated from Cleveland High School in 1965 and earned BBA and MBA degrees from Delta State University, both while working full-time. He retired from banking after serving as President and CEO of Cleveland Community Bank and became a licensed realtor, real estate broker, rental property owner, and hardware store owner in Cleveland.  He was an active member of the Cleveland Noon Lion’s Club for many years during which time he served in various leadership roles.  He had also coached flag football for the Cleveland Park Commission. In retirement, Ronnie split his time between homes in Cleveland and in Williamsport, PA, traveling with his wife, Louise Buckels Vaughn, of 55 years, and otherwise spending time at his hunting camp with his brothers and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, R L Vaughn and Faye Brackin Vaughn, and his daughter-in-law, Anne Elizabeth “Liza” Jordan Vaughn.  He is survived by his wife, Louise Buckels Vaughn, of Cleveland, MS.  He is also survived by his three children: Ross Douglas Vaughn (Leslie Carroll Vaughn) of Gulfport, MS; Lawrence Edward Vaughn (Daye Radford Vaughn) of Cleveland, MS and Melissa Vaughn Starkey (Paul Lee Starkey) of Williamsport, PA, his nine grandchildren:  Emily Vaughn Bailey (David Forrest Bailey) of Nashville, TN;  Justin Edward Vaughn (Sarah Kathryn Beasley Vaughn) of Birmingham, AL;  William Thomas Vaughn of Tuscaloosa, AL;  SSG Joseph Tyler Vaughn, U. S. Army,  of Ft. Riley, KS; Anna Vaughn Stewart, Douglas Forman Stewart and Charles Dudley Stewart of Williamsport, PA; Ellis Carol Starkey of Oxford, MS; James Lee Starkey of  Farmington, NM; and one great-granddaughter, Caroline Margaret Bailey of Nashville, TN; and his two brothers:  Lawrence Wesley Vaughn (Charlotte Rocconi Vaughn) of Olive Branch, MS and Thomas Eugene Vaughn (Debra Meyer Vaughn) of Oxford, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and other family members.  

Private Family Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at North Cleveland Cemetery on North Jones Bayou Road in Cleveland, MS.   

Pallbearers are William Vaughn, Justin Vaughn, Forman Stewart, Tyler Vaughn, Charlie Stewart, and David Bailey. Honorary pallbearers are John Armstrong, Leslie Gill, Percy Trotter and Ernie Blaine.

The Vaughn family requests that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember and honor Ronnie’s life do so by supporting a local charitable cause that is near to their heart. 

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The graveside service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

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Dear Family,
SO sorry to hear of your loss !!!! I know you all will miss this sweet man a whole lot. He was such a great guy!
All that knew him liked him & knew he loved his wife & family so much. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during these difficult days & years ahead. May God Bless you all.

Brenda Thompson Roberts Feb 27 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ross L "Ronnie" Vaughn, III

Paula Fortier Dec 23 2020 12:00 AM

Miss Louise and family, I was saddened to hear of Mr. Ronnie's passing. As long as I can remember, we have always been considered family. I know he was more than a friend to my Dad, Percy. Mr. Ronnie has always cared about our family, especially when my Mom transitioned. I am sure Percy will miss his phone ringing all the time and hearing Mr. Ronnie's voice on the other end to discuss a pressing matter. He will be missed...Rest well Mr. Ronnie. Continued prayers for the family .

Percy, Shander and Zuri

Shander McDaniel Gund Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ross L "Ronnie" Vaughn, III

Linda Brackin Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

To the Vaughn family
We are so sorry for your loss We know how he loved his family and grandchildren and know he wanted to be with them all all during the last of his life.
Thinking of you all
Aunt Linda and family
Denisa Brackin
Becky Bangerter
Kelly Brackin

Linda Brackin Dec 9 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss Louise and family crazy about Ronnie and yall s family Rest In Peace Otto and pat wolf

Ottowolf Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

It has been an honor to know you, Ronnie! You were always one of the nicest individuals that I have ever known. Fly high, my friend. I will miss you. Many prayers for Louise and their children.

Reba McKnight Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

Blessings for your peace and comfort Louise. I am so sorry for loss of Ronnie

JohnDWilliams Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

Oh boy....... Another classmate gone. Louise and family - deepest sympathies for such a great loss. Ronnie was a friend - who will be greatly missed by many. Prayers and Love to the family.

John Campbell Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

We all grew up out on the Bogue. Ronnie and my brother, Larry, were friends. I was a good bit younger than they were. Ronnie used to carry me around on his shoulders. We joked years later(after I grew into a large lady) that it had been a long time since he could carry me!
I will surely miss Ronnie. After all these years, he round never fail to speak and ask about the family. I did have the privilege of teaching two of his grandchildren, Tyler and Anna Vaughn. I would always tell them how much I thought of Ronnie Vaughn!

Carol Woodruff Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

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