Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Ernest M. Shepherd Jr.

HENDERSON — Ernest Malcolm Shepherd Jr., 93, of Henderson, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

He was the son of the late Ernest Malcolm Shepherd Sr. and Ruby Fowler Shepherd.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from GTE.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Shepherd; two daughters, Sharie S. Baker (Larry) of Henderson and Vickie S. Holleman (Vic) of Hillsborough; one grandson, Scott Hogan (Julie) of Hillsborough; and two great-grandchildren.

Private family service will be held at Woodlawn Mausoleum Chapel at a later date. Online condolences can be made at


Weldon G. Vaughan

HENDERSON — Weldon Graham Vaughan, 78, of 2250 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Granville Medical Center in Oxford.

Born in Vance County, he was the son of the late Willie Lee and Addie Elizabeth Faucette Vaughan. He was the widower of Barbara Kittrell Vaughan.

Mr. Vaughan was retired as a supervisor with Lauren’s Glass Inc. He was a member of Plank Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Carolyn Roy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Bettie V. Furr and husband Gary of Wake Forest and Jeannie Vaughan of Louisburg; a son, Charles Vaughan of Henderson; a sister, Dorothy Thacker of Midlothian, Virginia; four grandchildren, Cynthia Vaughan, Zollie Gilliam III and wife Terri, Mandy Gilliam and Eric Vaughan and wife Frances; and three great-grandchildren, Mason Vaughan, Jared Gilliam and Joshua Gilliam.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Vaughan and Ernest Vaughan.

The family will receive friends today, July 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Flowers Funeral Home. All other times, they will be at the home, 2250 Bobbitt Road, Kittrell.

Arrangements are by Flowers Funeral Home.


Travis A. Ormsby

WARRENTON — Travis A. Ormsby, 80, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Blaylock Funeral Home in Warrenton, which accepts online condolences at