Margie Everett Vaughan

Margie Everett Vaughan, aged 93, died peacefully on June 3, 2018, at her home in Benton. 

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30-11 a.m.

Margie was born on July 26, 1924, in Yazoo City to Wesley and Violet Everett.  Margie graduated from Belhaven College.  After graduation, she studied vocal performance at Julliard School of Music in New York, NY.  She returned to Yazoo City and began a life-long career as an educator.  While teaching, she earned a Master's Degree and a AAA Certificate in Administration.  In August 1987, Margie was elected to serve as Superintendent for the Yazoo County Schools.  She was the first female superintendent in Yazoo County and one of only a few statewide.

Upon retirement, Mrs. Vaughan enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends across the country.  She loved the mountains of North Carolina and the lights of New York City and Washington, D.C.  She spent time with her daughters in both cities and enjoyed taking her grandsons and great-grandchildren on travel adventures.

She was active in the community and her church and held memberships in the DAR and the UDC.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Yazoo City.

Throughout her years as a teacher, she had a profound effect on many young minds.  She always saw potential in each young person.  She particularly loved seeing her former students and always remembered them.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William "Bill" Vaughan.  She is survived by her daughters, Linda Vaughan Barnett (Arlington, VA); Melanie Vaughan (Frank, NYC); and one son, William Reece Vaughan (Diane).  She has three grandsons and six great-grandchildren