Ethel Cornelia Vaughan Coleman

Published 9:15 am Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FRANKLIN—Ethel Cornelia Vaughan Coleman was born in Franklin, Va., where she was one of five children born to the late Charlie J. and Ethel W. Vaughan.


On Saturday, January 21, 2012, Ethel went to live the eternal life with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

After completing her elementary and secondary education, she went on to attend Virginia State University, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in education.

Ethel was an educator in the Franklin City School System and taught many at Hayden High School and Franklin High School.

Ethel was predeceased by her parents, Charlie J. and Ethel W. Vaughan; her son, Frank Coleman Jr.; and brothers Charlie T. Vaughan, Lester T. Vaughan and Kenneth A. Vaughan.

She leaves to mourn her brother, Elvin N. Vaughan; nieces Norletta Edmond (Junious), Jean Freeman, Freda Taylor and Mildred D. Vaughan; nephews Monty Hacket (Jean) and Kenneth A. Vaughan Jr. (Doretha); sister-in-law Mildred Vaughan; and a host of cousins and friends.

Ethel was a member of the First Baptist Church of Franklin, Va., and server as Superintendent of Sunday School for many years.

In the community, she was a member of the Cosmonettes and the Lambda Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Ethel loved reading but most of all she loved spending time with family and friends.