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Sara Vaughan Sprouse

April 23, 1931 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 90)


Mrs. Sara Vaughan Sprouse, affectionately known as “Gurney” age 90, of 213 Catawba St., Union, widow of Bobby Sprouse, passed away, Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at her home.

“Gurney” was born April 23, 1931, in Union, the oldest daughter and second of nine children born to Howard and Grace Cudd Vaughan.  She was a 1949 graduate of Union High School and attended yearly reunions until her health declined in the last years. Gurney was retired from United Merchants—Union Mill and spent her retirement years taking care of her friends and family, sharing her cooking talents and being the best grandmother, mother, sister, and friend, she could be any time she was needed.  She was an active member of Westside Baptist Church for many years as a Sunday School Teacher and youth worker.  She later joined New Life Baptist Church and was active as long as her health permitted. Her love of birds, flowers, reading, and her lessons of how to love like Jesus will live on in her family for years to come.

Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Rogers and husband Donald of Roebuck and Sara Beth Gregory and husband Joey; five grandchildren, Erin Bulman and husband Shane, Julie Thomas and husband Jason, Nicholas Gregory and Monica, Leah Keeler and husband Blake and Anna Gregory; eight great-grandchildren, Emma, Morgan, and Ryan Bulman, Ian, Ivy, and Jude Thomas, and Bowen and Landry Keeler; two great-granddaughters arriving in October and December; three sisters, Rachel Gregory, Nancy Anderson and husband Les, and Diane Roark and husband Russell; one brother, Don Vaughan and wife Fran; and two sisters-in-law, Ouida Vaughan and Blanche Blackston.  She was predeceased by one son, David Lynn Sprouse; two sisters, Betty Harmon and Mary Welborn; and two brothers, Howard Vaughan, Jr. and Gene Vaughan.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Thursday, September 9, 2021, at New Life Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Shannon Faulkner, Rev. Ron Culberson, and Rev. Charles Evans.  Burial will follow at Grace United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM prior to the services at the church.

 The family request that those in attendance follow COVID-19 protocols by wearing mask and social distancing.

The family would like to thank Crescent Hospice and her caregivers, Pam, Deb, Darlene, and Shirley for their love and care of Gurney during her illness.

Memorials may be made to Jude and Ivy League, P.O. Box 63, Roebuck, SC 29376.

The family is at the home, 213 Catawba St., Union, SC 29379.

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