Funeral service for Mr. Earl J. Vann age 94, of Vanntown, will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Benny Berry officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery beside his wife Rachel Towry Vann who passed away in 1995. Mr. Vann passed away Wednesday at Lincoln Medical Center.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late William Aaron and Martha Spates Vann. He was a farmer, former magistrate for Lincoln County and a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughters Sherry Abboud and husband Brett, Joan Vann all of Vanntown, grandsons Justin Logan, Jared Logan both of Murfreesboro, Joshua Tucker of Kailua, Hawaii and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents and wife, Mr. Vann was preceded in death by his children Seldon Joseph Earl Vann, Jr., Donna Lynn Vann, brothers William Lawrence Vann and Chalmus Vann, sisters Annie Belle Gardner, Fannie Estelle Powell and Samantha Novella Tunstill.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 5 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
So very sorry for your loss.
May he rest in peace and the family find peace in their hearts to carry them through this holiday and through the years to follow.
Thank you Stephanie. I too have wonderful memories of you dad and grandfather.
Some my own, some from tales told to me by daddy.
I was so sad to hear of Mr. Vann’s passing, he used to be one of my customers at the bank and we had many great conversations about my grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Money Decker and my daddy “Cowboy” Decker. He was always so sweet to me! You will be in my thoughts!
Thank you Mr. Bonner for your kind words.
I remember well teaching at Flintville High School and meeting Earl for the first time in 1957, not knowing that we would serve on the Lincoln County comission together years later. He was very helpful to me in learning how the commission worked and how to sort the “wheat from the chaff” in what was important to the people of Lincoln County. I never saw him without a smile, a hearty greeting and warm handshake. I considered him a friend.