The Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home story began in 1918, when Charles E. Haefele started the business in his home, four blocks from its current location. In Mr. Haefele’s era, there were no actual “funeral homes”, so, services were held either in the individual’s home or at a church. In 1924, U.W. (Ulla) Terrell joined Mr. Haefele, and, in 1930, they purchased the building that became Haefele, Terrell & Co. They worked together until 1936, at which time, Russell Dixon purchased Mr. Terrell’s shares.
Following Mr. Haefele’s retirement in 1944, Warren Crippin purchased his half of the business. Warren worked with Mr. Dixon for many years before selling his half of the business. In 1950, Bob Johnson came to work at the funeral home and purchased it from Mr. Dixon in 1977. Bob was the owner of Johnson Funeral Home until 2008, at which time, he sold the business to his grandson, Jared Vaughn, who currently owns and operates the funeral home under the name, Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home. You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance, or visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.