Ray Vaughters

Obituary of Ray Bauer Vaughters

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Ray Bauer Vaughters, Sr., died on February 26, 2003, in his Aiken, SC, home. He was 86 years old. His wife Christine predeceased him in 2001. Prior to his illness, Ray was a long-time Atlanta resident, business and civic leader. The funeral ceremony will take place at All Saints' Anglican Church in Aiken at 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 2, 2003. He was born December 15, 1916, in Clarendon, VA, to Gladys Rae and Arthur Bauer Vaughters. The family moved to Portsmouth, OH , and subsequently to Eudora, AK, where his father ran a lumber mill. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1936 with high honors, where he majored in Business Administration and was a concert pianist. He was recruited in 1937 by Price Waterhouse and Company and moved to Houston in 1938, where he was made a partner of the firm in 1960. In 1961 he moved to Rolling Hills, CA. In 1966 he was again transferred to the Atlanta office, where he was managing partner until his retirement in 1977. He met and married Christine Maddox in 1942 while he was stationed with the 45th Division Infantry near her home in Abilene, TX. They were married 59 years and raised three children. He received the Bronze Star while a Captain on the Allied front in Italy and was appointed honorary mayor of Modena, Italy, for three days after valiant leadership at Anzio. He was treasurer and director of the Child Service and Family Counseling Center of Atlanta; former director of the Kiwanis of Peachtree; chairman of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Business and Industry Association; appointed by Governor Carter as member of a special committee to coordinate state and government services; director of the Atlanta Music Club; member of the vestry and treasurer of All Saints' Episcopal Church of Atlanta; member of the allocations division of the Metropolitan Atlanta Community Chest; former treasurer and director of the Palos Verdes Community Arts Association; former treasurer and director of the Children's Bureau of Los Angeles; and former chairman of the NW Houston YMCA. He was also a member of the Cherokee Club, the Commerce Club, and the Capital City Club. He is survived by his three children, Ray Vaughters, Jr., MD, of Aiken, SC; Frank M. Vaughters, MD, of Kansas City, KS; and Lucy Vaughters-Hanratty of Edmonds, WA, as well as by ten grandchildren and one great-grandson. Memorial contributions may be made to Families First, PO Box 7948, Station C, Atlanta GA 30357; to All Saints' Episcopal Church Missions for the Homeless, 634 W. Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta 30308; or to All Saints' Anglican Church, 110 Fairfield NE, Aiken, SC 29801, where his cremains will be interred next to those of his wife.
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