John Seale Vaughan, 51 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday, December 28, 2012, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1961, in Hammond. John thoroughly enjoyed contributing his time and talents to his beloved community through the Ponchatoula Kiwanis Club, the Strawberry Festival Board, the Tangipahoa Industrial Development Board, the Columbia Theater Advisory Board, Leadership Tangipahoa, the North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors, both the Hammond and Ponchatoula Chambers of Commerce, the Ponchatoula Police Reserves, and among others. John was also an active member of Ponchatoula First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Noelle Settoon Vaughan; 2 daughters, Anna Noelle and Caroline Grace Vaughan; son, Parker Daniel Vaughan; father, Jack P. Vaughan; mother and step-father, Margaret Heaslip Berner and Anthony Berner, Sr; sister, Elizabeth Vaughan and her children, Carolyn Hoover and Julia Kesterson; brother, Scott Vaughan; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Patrick and Barbara Settoon; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Rick and Cheryl Settoon and their children, Elisha and Holly; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Dr. Randy and Susan Settoon and their children, Joshua and Jourdan. He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack P. "Parker" Vaughan, Jr.; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Jesse S. "Jack" Vaughan and Mr. & Mrs. Miles P. Heaslip. Friends will be received Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, from 12:00 Noon until Memorial Services begin at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Dr. Patrick and Barbara Settoon Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry, SLU 10293, Hammond, LA 70402. A guest-book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Dec. 29, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013