GREENVILLE — Funeral services for Virginia Springer McGaugh Vest, 83, of Greenville, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church, Greenville. She went into the Loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
She was born in Nettleton to Dewitt and Gladys Springer on Sept. 5, 1936. She was one of 10 siblings. She lived her younger years in Drew and Colony Town. She met and married James “Eddie” McGaugh Dec. 26, 1953. They were married for 33 years and had six children before his death in January 1987.
Our Mom and Dad opened the first Shipley Donuts on Washington Avenue in 1959. They worked very hard for years raising a family and feeding breakfast to Greenville. They loved their customers. Later after she retired and sold the business to her youngest son, Wesley McGaugh, she enjoyed going to First Baptist Church and being with her friends. She was also nominated for Angel of the Month in 2005. That is where she met and married Norris Vest on Jan. 21, 2006. They enjoyed 10 wonderful years together before he passed away in June 2016.
She was a wonderful servant of God. She loved taking care of the elderly and she would visit people that had no one visit them. She was a beautiful, caring , kind and loving lady. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and mostly by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved her deeply.
She is survived by her six children, Becky Yelverton (Mark), Sue Kern (Danny), Teresa Blalack (Ronnie), Scarlet Wilson (David), Mack McGaugh (Renee), and Wesley McGaugh (Tricia); grandchildren, Kelli Campbell, Amber Gentry, Jenny, Joey and Drew Kern, Ryan, Brett and Aaron Curry, Cressie Bishop, Madelyn Rhodes, Jessica Jennings, Charlie McGaugh, Morgan Lang, Turner McGaugh, Casey Sappington, Mike, Tommy, Bruce, Lundy and Matthew Slaton; 22 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Bobby Slaton (Jeannie).
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and eight siblings; and husbands, Eddie McGaugh and Norris Vest.
Pallbearers are Ryan Curry, Aaron Curry, Brad Campbell, Joey Kern, Drew Kern and Turner McGaugh.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.