Ellen Grace Smith Vaughn Davis, age 81, passed away on May 31, 2023, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 9:30 AM until 10:50 AM, all at Pelahatchie Baptist Church in Pelahatchie, MS. Service will take place at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at McKnight Cemetery in Holly Ridge, LA. Bro. Spencer Sullivan and Bro. Billy McKay will officiate under the direction of Wolf Funeral Services.
Ellen was born to Aaron Lacy Smith and Agnes Welbourne on October 24, 1941 in Shreveport, LA. She was a native of Rayville, LA. Ellen had lived in Pelahatchie, MS for the past thirty-two years. She was a member of the Explorer Bible Study, the church choir and she participated in the Ladies Night Out and a member of the Ruth Sunday School Class. She loved flower gardening, watching birds at her bird feeder and was a member of the Chicken Foot Domino. Ellen worked at First Republic Bank in Rayville, LA for twenty years and then was a secretary at Precoat Metals for ten years. She also served as a part time clerk at Pelahatchie City Hall and was also a poll worker.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron Lacy Smith and Agnes Smith and her first husband, Cecil William Vaughn. She is survived by her husband, John Ray Davis of Pelahatchie, MS; five children, Tonya Vaughn Bagbey (Richard) of Monroe, LA; Cindy Kelly (Patrick) of Morton, MS; Cecil “Skipper” William Vaughn, Jr. (Allison) of Maryville, LA; Randall “Randy” Aaron Vaughn (Lori) of Rayville, LA and John C. Davis (Aletha) of Morton, MS; sister, Judy Watson of Watson , LA; brother, James Smith of Texas; thirteen grandchildren, Grant Brook, Summer Cole, Lacy, Will, Taylor, Anna, Madeline, Ashton, Madison, McKenzie and Abby; twenty great grandchildren and two on the way.
Pallbearers will be Will Vaughn, Grant Vaughn, Brook Vaughn, Cole Bagbey, Hunter Vaughn and Jason Johnson.
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