Death of a Legend
On February 9, 1941, James David Vaughan died at his home in Lawrenceburg of a heart attack. His funeral was held in the Nazarene Tabernacle on South Military Avenue in Lawrenceburg. The building seated 500 people but an estimated 7,000 people were at the funeral. More than 3,000 of them were from other cities and states. A public address system was installed to accommodate the overflow crowd.
Mr. Vaughan's son, Keiffer, became the new president of the Vaughan Publishing Company. Finally, the company was sold on May 17, 1964 and all equipment and copyrights to the Blackwood Brothers. The company continued to operate in Leoma, Tennessee for several years until it was sold to a group in Cleveland, Tennessee.