Vaughndell Stancil (Vaughn) age 74, went out peacefully to meet his Lord and Savior on January 7, 2020.
He was born on December 3, 1945 in Rabun County, Georgia four minutes ahead of his twin brother, Don. He lived his entire life in the Chechero community.
In his early life he was an avid player in sports especially softball, baseball and bowling. He coached several women’s softball teams in the county. He and his twin brother won many trophies in bowling. Vaughn also loved to watch football and to fish. In the late seventies he and his brother Don got saved. They both gave up playing sports and gave up the rest of their lives to serving the Lord. Vaughn answered the call to preach and pastored at Pleasant Hill Baptist, Camp Creek Baptist and later Boggs Mountain Baptist Church for a number of years. He also ran several revivals in a number of churches in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Unfortunately, he lost his brother Don at the age of 40, which left a terrible void in his life. They were like partners in serving the Lord. When you saw one, the other would not be far behind. They enjoyed gospel singings, revivals and anything pertaining to church. Neither one was shy about shouting praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After retiring he was often called to fill in for various pastors at several churches for Sunday services in the surrounding areas. Vaughn and Don both worked at Foodland and Winn-Dixie. Later Vaughn worked at Bi-lo, Piggly Wiggly and finally Ingles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wofford Stancil and Jessie Ramey Stancil, his twin brother Donald Stancil and brother Lamar Stancil. He is survived by his only sister, Clara Stancil Young-Carnes of the home. He is also survived by one niece, Diana Lynne Mixon (Tommy), one nephew Timothy Lee Young (Liz), two great-nephews Justin McClure (Ami) of Atlanta, Georgia, Sean Young, four great nieces, Jaime Landrum of Alaska, Tracey Reed (Jason) of Winder, Georgia, Natosha Young, Maisy Young. He is also survived by many great great nieces and nephew. He loved them all and they truly loved him.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday January 11, 2020 at the East Side Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 1:00-2:00 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Chechero Baptist Church and funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM with Reverend Mike Wilson and Reverend Danny Cannon conducting the service. Burial will be at Dixon Cemetery.
The family is at their respective homes and would like to thank all the CNAs, nurses and staff at Mountain View Care Center and the Pruitt Hospice staff for their compassion and care for Vaughn during this time in his life.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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