Former FMCA vice president Ava Vaughn dies at 90

HIGH POINT — Ava Elizabeth Haltom Vaughn, 90, died at Pennybyrn at Maryfield on June 3.

Born Feb. 11, 1924 to Casper and Rue Kearns Haltom, she was a graduate of the Ashmore Business College of Thomasville and Bryce Commercial College of High Point before entering the furniture industry.

Vaughn was a former vice president of the Furniture Manufacturers Credit Assn. She worked alongside founder H. Wallace Taylor in getting the FMCA started and worked there from 1961 to 1995.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Everett Tomlinson Vaughn.

She is survived by two sons, a brother, two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorial contributions may be sent to the Resident’s Fund of Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Road, High Point, N.C. 27260.

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