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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
(806) 872-8335
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Ruth May Vaughn

June 20, 1914 - January 14, 2018

Graveside services for Ruth May Vaughn, 103, of Lamesa will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Dawson County Cemetery with Pastor Pat Githens officiating. Visitation will be held the day of the service from 12:30 p.m. until service time at Branon Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Ruth passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Lamesa. She was born June 20, 1914 in Hollis, OK to James Edward and Minnie (Paddick) Fillpot. She married J.W. May in September of 1933. He preceded her in death in October of 1962. She later married John Vaughn in 1978 and he preceded her in death in 1990. Ruth moved to Lamesa in 1990 from Lubbock. She loved living at Northridge Retirement Center. She enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and chicken foot with her fellow residents. Ruth was a strong lady and she lived through some extremely tough times, but she chose to only remember and talk about the good times. She lived a long and happy life and the above photo of her is recent and was taken last month. She is survived by her children, Jerry May and wife, Glenda of Jasper, Mitzi Price of Lamesa, Sandra Davidson of Levelland, Jody Grant of Arlington, Diane Hogg of Lamesa, and J.W. "Butch" May and wife, Terri of Grandbury; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 38 great-great grandchildren. Ruth is also preceded in death by her parents; son, Bob May; grandchildren, Tim Hogg, and Cathy May; sisters, Opal Longley, Pauline Hightower, and Jimmie McMillian; brothers, Chester Fillpot, George Fillpot, Charles Fillpot, and Carl Wilson Fillpot; and son-in-laws, Jerry Price, Joel Davidson and David Hogg. The family suggests memorials to Dawson County Senior Citizen Center, 609 N Austin Ave, Lamesa, TX, 79331 or a charity of your choice. To send condolences online, please visit


Ruth May Vaughn
June 20, 1914 - January 14, 2018


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