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Susan Vaughan Burns

March 5, 1936 — August 28, 2021

Susan Vaughan Burns, 85, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully August 28th, 2021.

A grave side service will be held Friday, September 3rd, at 3pm, Forsyth City Cemetery, Forsyth GA.  Due to COVID masks and social distancing are requested.

She was born March 5th, 1936, in Forsyth to Joseph and Florence Vaughan.  Her father was a civil engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation in Savannah GA and her mother was a high school science teacher at Mary Persons High School, in Forsyth.

In 1956, Sue married Thornton Aiken Burns, Jr. in the First Baptist Church of Forsyth, where she was baptized and was a life-long member.  As a military wife she traveled around the world and settled back in Forsyth after 32 years of military service in 1984. 

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, chaired the History Room Committee since it’s inception and worked with the Meals on Wheels program, in addition to being a frequent and enthusiastic volunteer at Jarrell Plantation. 

She was an avid reader and loved crosswords and Scrabble, as well as gardening and family. Her love of family extended into an extensive interest in genealogy, and she was a member of both the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Susan is survived by her daughter, Katherine Lynn Basel and her husband Craig Basel; her brother Joseph Franklin Vaughan, Jr. and his wife Susan Vaughan and family; three grandchildren, Christian, Nicholas and Kathleen; and one great-grandchild, Austin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel Thornton Aiken Burns, Jr., United States Army, Retired.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

The Wounded Warrior Project

Donate by Phone: 855.448.3997

Save a Pet Foundation

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.







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Friday, September 3, 2021

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