Willie May (Vaughn) Miller

Published 3:10 pm Thursday, November 3, 2022

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Willie May (Vaughn) Miller, 72, of Hampton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Monday, October 31, 2022, from the Johnson City Medical Center. Willie May was born on January 29, 1950 in Hampton to the late Andy and Vado (McNeil) Vaughn. In addition to her parents, Willie May was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dale Miller; three brothers, Ray Vaughn, J.L. Vaughn and A.J. Vaughn Jr.; and a special step-daughter, Crystal Baynard.
Willie May was a graduate of Hampton High School and also graduated from Elizabethton Vocational School. Willie May never met a stranger and had a wonderful way of making friends. She retired as a sales clerk at Walmart and had also worked for White’s Grocery.
Willie May was a faithful member of Pearce’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and loved going to yard sales, traveling, camping, and visiting waterfalls and lighthouses.
Those left to cherish Willie May’s memory include two sisters, Novella Mink and Wava Sams, both of Hampton; her brother, Arlie Vaughn of Johnson City; a special niece and caretaker who loved her dearly, Vickie Fails of Elizabethton; several other nieces and nephews; as well as step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate Willie May’s life will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Pastor Greg Largent officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service, or at the residence of her sister, Wava Sams, at other times.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, November 7, at Mountain Home National Cemetery (Historic Section – 53 Memorial Avenue, Mountain Home, Tennessee). Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Monday. The family would like to especially thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Johnson City Medical Center and to Willie May’s step-daughters, Donna and Carla, for the love and care shown to Willie May during her illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the American Kidney Foundation, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 in honor of Willie May Miller. Words of comfort can be sent to the Miller family through our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, Elizabethton (423) 542-2232 is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Willie May (Vaughn) Miller.

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