Aug. 25, 1934 ~ Jan. 23, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, January 28, 2013, at 2 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville for Ervin Joseph “Joe” Vaughn, 78, a native and lifelong resident of Verdunville, who passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Fr. Ruben Primor will officiate the services.

Joe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Centerville Council #4309. His passion was to make people laugh and talk to everyone he passed. He was a generous person with a heart of gold. He enjoyed working in his garden, socializing at the casino, and playing with his grand-dogs. To quote a complete stranger from one of his many travels, “Sometimes you say funny things, sometimes you say things funny, but sometimes you just say things.”

Survivors include three children, Laurie Ann Doucet of Branson, Missouri; Kellie Marie Rector and her husband, Dale, of Verdunville; and Kevin Michael Vaughn of New York City, New York; six grandchildren, Jamie Bridges, Brent Bridges and his wife, Rachel; Eric Bridges and his wife, Ashley; Bailey Clements and Kimberly and Samuel Doucet; four great grandchildren, Emma Reed, Blaize Bridges, MacKenzie Bridges and Reece Kechkaylo; and his long-longtime friends, Joe and Doris Robicheaux and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Ann Palmer Vaughn; his parents, Joseph and Elda Michel Vaughn; one brother, Leland Vaughn; and one sister, Mary Ellen “Sis” David.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 11 a.m. until time of Mass at 2 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 1:30 p.m.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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