Mary Lou Vaughan, age 78, of Rose Bud, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Baptist Health Medical Center in Heber Springs. Born in Quitman on October 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Maude (Prater) Vaughan.
Lou was a businesswoman who operated restaurants in several towns located throughout Cleburne County because she loved the people who lived there. Gifted with musical talent, Lou sang beautifully and could play any musical instrument, including the rhythm guitar. She especially enjoyed fishing, camping, and visiting with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Lou was preceded in death by four brothers, Coy Vaughan, Venoy Vaughan, James Doyle Vaughan, and Jerrell Vaughan; and by two sisters, Lenore Gill and Cordia Shea.
She is survived by her dear friend, Mae Hall of Rose Bud; three sisters, Johnie Duncan, Ruth Attendorn, and Pat Canterberry; and her nieces and nephews. Lou is also survived by other relatives and her many friends.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Center Point Church with visitation from 1:00-2:00 p.m. and funeral services beginning at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Bro. Terry Hill. Interment will follow in the Center Point Cemetery. Charlie Vaughan, Randy Duncan, Mark Attendorn, Doug Vaughan, Steve Adkins, and Ronnie Adkins will serve as pallbearers. Her nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home. www.olmstead.cc