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Thomas Monroe Vaught: Longs

1937 – 2021

     Thomas Monroe Vaught passed away on Monday, July 26, at his home in Longs following an illness. He was 83.

     Born Nov. 24, 1937 in Loris, he was the son of the late Lundy Monroe “L.M.” Vaught and the late Flora Anderson Vaught.

    Mr. Vaught served his country with courage, honor, and distinction in both the U.S. Air Force and the Army National Guard.

     Monroe worked with Penn Ventilator until his retirement and was of the Baptist faith. As an avid classic car enthusiast he was especially proud of his 1962 Chevrolet Impala.

     Survivors include his two sons, George Thomas “Tommy” Vaught and wife Westie, and Eriek Vaught all of Longs; grandson Thomas Vaught, II of Longs; two brothers, David Vaught and wife Jessica of Tabor City and Steve Vaught and wife June of Longs; sister-in-law Bonnie Vaught of Loris; and a very special friend, Freddie Long of Loris.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Vaught was predeceased by his wife, Jonna Fae Turbeville Vaught; two brothers, James Darrell Vaught and Rev. Paul Heyward Vaught; and sister-in-law Glenda C. Vaught.

Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at Hardwick Memorial Chapel with Reverend Earl J. Spivey officiating, committal services, with military honors, following at Buck Creek Cemetery.

     Family planned to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, and again from 1 to 1:50 p.m. on July 29, at the funeral home.

     A guest register is available here.