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John Vaughan

January 9, 2013

Mr. John Seale Vaughan of Ponchatoula, La., 51, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula.
Visitation will be held noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the church prior to service.
Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home of Hammond, La. is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Hammond, La.
John thoroughly enjoyed contributing his time and talents to his beloved community through the Ponchatoula Kiwanis Club, the Strawberry Festival Board, the Tangipahoa Industrial Development Board, the Columbia Theater Advisory Board, Leadership Tangipahoa, the North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors, both the Hammond and Ponchatoula Chambers of Commerce, the Ponchatoula Police Reserves, and among others. John was also an active member of Ponchatoula First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Noelle Settoon Vaughan; two daughters, Anna Noelle and Caroline Grace Vaughan; son, Parker Daniel Vaughan; father, Jack P. Vaughan; mother and step-father, Margaret Heaslip Berner and Anthony Berner Sr.; sister, Elizabeth Vaughan and her children, Carolyn Hoover and Julia Kesterson; brother, Scott Vaughan; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Patrick and Barbara Settoon; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rick and Cheryl Settoon and their children, Elisha and Holly; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Dr. Randy and Susan Settoon and their children, Joshua and Jourdan.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack P. "Parker" Vaughan Jr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse S. "Jack" Vaughan and Mr. and Mrs. Miles P. Heaslip.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dr. Patrick and Barbara Settoon Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry, SLU 10293, Hammond, LA 70402.

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