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“I am very fortunate to have spent a lot of time with Ervin Joe. He has always been very sweet, nice and funny. I remember when we were young, he...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Brady Armstrong - Lafayette, LA

“Kellie ~ I saw your Dad's picture as I was viewing my Uncle Amos' obituary... I am so very sorry for your loss ~ I know how special your Dad was to...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Diana Rogers Gonzalez - SC

3 of 19 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - THIBODAUX, LA

“My Condolences To The Family. Mr Vaugh was our neighbor for many years and good friend with my father . Asking God to comfort and strengthen your...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Regena Pellerin - Lafayette, LA

“I surely will miss Uncle Joe, he was always so lively and fun. Rest in peace, Uncle Joe, you will be missed. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Palmer Menard - Lafayette, LA

“Mr. Joe was a former co-worker but quickly became a great friend. He will be missed by many people with his always, always strong smile. He loved...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Moore - Patterson, LA

“Laurie & Family,John & I wish to express our condolences to all of you in the Vaughn family.May your Memories help to bring youPeace in your heart. ...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Rita McFarlain - Franklin, LA

“My sincerest condolences to Mr. Joe's family. What a beautiful legacy he left behind. We shared many laughs playing cards together and I always...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Phyllis Michel - Lafayette, LA

“Kevin, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I saw the post for prayers, but just saw the condolences. I will be saying a few extra prayers...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Meryl Trahan - Thibodaux, LA

“I first met Joe and his family in the early 70s. My first husband and I rented a mobilehome from them.. Always enjoyed being around him no matter...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Julia Martin - Centerville, LA

“Joe was a special friend whom I could never forget. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Guy Stirling - Violet Hill, AR

12 of 19 | Posted by: BRENDA CONCIENNE MILLER - LA

“My deepest sympathy to Mr. Joe's family. He always had a smile and always had a kind word to say where ever I met him. He will be greatly missed! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Perry Lowery - Baldwin, LA

“You will be missed my friend. We had many laughs. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: roslyn bouton - centerville, LA

“Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Joe. Our prayers are with all of you. It was such a pleasure knowing Joe. He always had a smile and would...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Jules & Janet Hebert - Baldwin, LA

“We have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mr. Joe for the past 5 years. He will be greatly missed by all emplyees and customers at...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Becky & Fred Landry - Charenton, LA

“To: Kelly, Laurie, Kevin and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you. We may not be able to go to the Funeral...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Floyd and Charlene LeBlanc - LA

“This is one person who took the phrase "I never met a person I didn't like" all the way. His smile and wonderful stories were amazing. His Faith,...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Carla Jessup - Houston, TX

“The world will be a less happy place without Ervin Joe in it. He was an extraordinary man with a heart full of love and happiness. We feel honored to...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Tom & Renee Stirling - Franklin, LA

"Hey ho, This is Ervin Joe"

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, January 28, 2013, at 2:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville for Ervin Joseph "Joe" Vaughn, 78, a native and lifelong resident of Verdunville, who passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Fr. Ruben Primor will officiate the services.

Joe was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Centerville Council #4309. His passion was to make people laugh and talk to everyone he passed. He was a generous person with a heart of gold. He enjoyed working in his garden, socializing at the casino, and playing with his grand-dogs. To quote a complete stranger from one of his many travels, "Sometimes you say funny things, sometimes you say things funny, but sometimes you just say things."

Survivors include three children, Laurie Ann Doucet of Branson, MO, Kellie Marie Rector and her husband Dale of Verdunville, and Kevin Michael Vaughn of New York City, NY; six grandchildren, Jamie Bridges, Brent Bridges and his wife Rachel, Eric Bridges and his wife Ashley, Bailey Clements, and Kimberly and Samuel Doucet; four great grandchildren, Emma Reed, Blaize Bridges, MacKenzie Bridges, and Reece Kechkaylo; and his long-longtime friends, Joe and Doris Robicheaux and family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Ann Palmer Vaughn; his parents, Joseph and Elda Michel Vaughn; one brother, Leland Vaughn; and one sister, Mary Ellen "Sis" David.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 11:00 AM until time of Mass at 2:00 PM, with the rosary being prayed at 1:30 PM.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.