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Julia Vaughn Moore, 96
McMinnville resident Julia Vaughn Moore, 96, affectionately known as "Mama Moore," passed on to heaven on Aug. 16, 2004. Born May 22, 1908, Mama Moore was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a devout Christian. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in McMinnville. Her life revolved around her faith, her five children, and her late husband, William Erbie Moore, who preceded her in death on June 9, 1958. Julia and Erbie were married June 17, 1925 and lived most of their lives in Moore's College, Tenn.

Mama Moore spent 21 successful years as the cafeteria manager at Northside and West Elementary schools. She was an active member of the Eastern Star and with great joy participated in the ham and bean dinners, where she was well-known for her delicious homemade rolls and chocolate pies. A 30-year resident and manager of D'Ville Apartments, she enjoyed exercising with her daily walks, producing beautiful flowers with her gardening skills, cooking for her children on their birthdays, and being the center of attention at the weekly Friday lunches where she was treated by her children.

The daughter of the late T.R. and Martha Young Vaughn, Mama Moore is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bettye Ruth and Bob Ramsey of Franklin; sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Sara Moore, Ray and Betty Moore, Paul and Brenda Moore, and David and Jane Moore, all of McMinnville.

Mama Moore leaves behind a strong heritage that includes 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews who adored and treasured her.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Fred Bueto officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. today at High Funeral Home.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 18, 2004

William Clyde "Dixie" Roberts, 95
William Clyde "Dixie" Roberts passed away on Aug. 17, 2004 in Nashville at the age of 95.

Born July 20, 1909 in Cassville, he grew up in McMinnville, lived much of his adult life in Chattanooga and moved to Nashville in 1976.

Dixie was a football star at McMinnville High School, leading his team his senior year to the 1928 state championship as he set individual Tennessee records by gaining 520 yards in a single game, scoring 41 touchdowns and 272 points in a single season. He also holds the Tennessee high school football records for the most yards in a single season (3,690) and the most career yards (6,735). He was named to the All-Midsouth and All-Southern high school teams of 1928.

He attended Vanderbilt University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in engineering in 1933 while starring in football and running track. His senior year he was the Nashville Sports Writers All-American Candidate, was named to the All-Southern 1932 college football team, and received the Paramount Theatre Cup by a vote of his fellow lettermen as the most outstanding Vanderbilt athlete. In 2002 Dixie was again honored by Vanderbilt on the field at halftime of its game with Florida. His alma mater recognized him as the very first recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award.

In 1974, after 40 years of service, he retired as district manager of the Chattanooga office of Life & Casualty Insurance Company. He was a lifelong avid quail hunter, golfer and sailor. A member of Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville, he was also instrumental in the development of Privateer Yacht Club on Chickamauga Lake.

In 1976 Dixie moved to Nashville to marry his loving wife, Margaret Brugh Reynolds. He is also survived by his children Patricia Morrison of Exeter, N.H., Bill Roberts of Palm City, Fla., Larry Roberts (Marty) and Alex Roberts (Priscilla) of Signal Mountain; 14 grand- and great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Peggy Dudley of Canton, Ga., Suzy Thombs, Brugh Reynolds (Brenda) and Liza Whitford (Bill) of Nashville, Morgan Reynolds (Connie) of Franklin, Elaine Bradshaw of Orlando, Fla., Bob Beasley (Amy) of Saluda, N.C. and Bill Beasley (Roxanne) of Phoenix, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents, his 10 siblings, his second wife, Francis Cook, and his grandson, Craig Morrison.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Gardens of Memory with Bobby Newby officiating. Honorary pallbearers are James Hofstead, Dr. Greer Ricketson, DeWitt Thompson, III, Littleton Anderson, Dr. Burton Grant, Albert Ambrose, Rife Hughley, John Neff, Dr. William Evers, Rufus Lyle of Clarksville, Bobby Newby of McMinnville, William Clark and John Bresnahan of St. Augustine, Fla., Robert J. Chaffin and Geoffrey Braden. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday at High Funeral Home.

Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Dixie's life at Dixie and Margaret's Nashville home from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 18, 2004

Ben Vaughn, 66
McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native Ben Vaughn, 66, died Aug. 15 at River Park Hospital.

Owner of Ben Vaughn Insurance and Financial Services and a U.S. Army veteran who attended Newtown The Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Cephas and Ida Turner Vaughn; and was preceded in death by his first wife, Jimmie Sue Vaughn; and brother, Paul Vaughn.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Moore Vaughn; son, Drew Vaughn of Duluth, Ga.; sister, Marie Roberts of McMinnville; grandchildren, Natalie and Weston Vaughn; nieces, Cathy Walker and Leigh Ann Freeze; and great-nieces, Lindsey Walker and Brittani Freeze.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel with Greg Hibdon and Lynn Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. until the time of the service today at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or your favorite charity.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 18, 2004