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Marie Land Vaughn

September 18, 1925 — November 25, 2023

Nashville, Tennessee

Marie Land Vaughn passed away peacefully at NHC Place at the Trace on Saturday morning, November 25, 2023, in Nashville.


The daughter of George Washington Land and Mary Jane Whitlow Land of Dunlap, TN, she was born September 18, 1925, and spent her childhood in Dunlap. 


A long-time resident of Paris, TN, she was married to her soulmate, former Paris Postmaster W.T. “Tommy” Vaughn, for more than 46 years until his passing in 1994.


She resided at the Trace for the past three years, after living for more than 40 years at Wessex Towers in Nashville. She attended Peabody College at Vanderbilt and was an ardent reader and follower of current events. She was known for her strong opinions and even stronger love of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who knew her as “Gamma.” She also loved to sing, especially hymns and “You Are My Sunshine,” and tell stories real and imagined.


She is survived by her daughter, Janis (Mark) McNeely, of Nashville; grandsons Patrick (Beverly) Richardson of Brentwood, Tim (Tracie) and Eric (Rebecca) McNeely, all of Nolensville; Jason (Elise) McNeely of Nashville, and granddaughters Kelly (Brian) Brockman, of Nashville, and Caroline (Clay) Johnson of Gatlinburg; and great grandchildren, Neil and Clay Richardson, Connor, Madeline, Ronan, Daxton, Lander McNeely, Austin and Ella Brockman, Olivia and Dylan Hooper and Honey and Vaughn Johnson. 


Additional survivors include her daughter-in-law, Denise Vaughn of Gatlinburg, and several nieces and nephews, including Elise Myers of Paris, and Lenna Carol Miller of Dunlap.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers Avery and Quinton Land; sisters, Ruth Camp, and Leona Quick;  and her son, William T. “Tom” Vaughn Jr. 


Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN, is handling the arrangements. A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, with the Rev. Caren Teichmann and the Honorable Don Ridgeway presiding. 


The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care provided by the Trace, led by nurses Tina Allsbrooks and Sara Bennett. 











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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Hillcrest Memorial Park

2600 Hwy 79 North, Paris, TN 38242

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