John Roy Vaughan, Sr

John Roy Vaughan, Sr

Birth
Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Death Aug 1982 (aged 82)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 44473307 · View Source
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Gospel preacher and editor of Gospel Advocate who spoke on the 16th Annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman College in 1952.

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 became editor. 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 the gospel. —1976 Freed Hardeman College Lectures, page 408,409; Gospel Preachers Of Today, Volumes 1-4. Bio appears in the Gospel Advocate, July 11, 1940, 861.

Gospel preacher and editor of the Gospel Advocate. Born near Franklin, Tenn., John Roy Vaughan Sr. became a Christian at age 14, immersed into Christ by Matthew C. Cayce. Vaughan was educated at David Lipscomb College. In 1939, he became a staff writer for the Gospel Advocate, and in 1949 he assumed the duties of the "News and Notes" editor. In 1977, when B. C. Goodpasture died, Vaughan became the interim editor. On the death of Vaughan, Guy N. Woods wrote that his "articles and editorials were always practical, direct, informative and, above all, scriptural." Gospel Advocate, June 2005.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 17 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44473307
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Roy Vaughan, Sr (10 Nov 1899–Aug 1982), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44473307, citing Woodlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .