Mildred (Vaughn) Dillard

Mildred (Vaughn) Dillard, 88, of Center, Texas passed away peacefully in Center, on November 10, 2023. She was born March 29, 1935, in Huxley, to Henry and Ella Alice (Snider) Vaughn.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Mangum Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Bro. Larry Chandler officiating. Interment followed at White Rock Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Mangum Funeral Home on Monday, November 13, 2023, from 5-7 p.m.

Mildred was born and raised in Shelby County. She married Mack Dillard in November of 1952. Their love and dedication to one another were apparent to all who knew them. They had three sons: Randy, Ronnie, and Donald.

Mildred was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. She was happiest when she was with loved ones, whether it be her siblings, children, or grandchildren. As a little girl, Mildred was blonde headed, and was lovingly known as “Blondie” by her parents, siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. Mildred’s bond with her siblings was one of her greatest treasures.

Her faith and belief in God was strong, and she lived according to that.

She is survived by her sons Randy Dillard and wife Beverly; Ronnie Dillard and wife Linda; and Donald Dillard and wife Kathy. Grandchildren, Amy and John Reid; Jody and Nicole Dillard; John and Jacqueline Dillard; Bryan and Jessica Dillard; Kristen and Jarod Bentley; Leslie and Brandon Griggs; Jamie and Trey Moore; Jennifer Dillard and Jake Martinez. Sister-in-law, Joan Vaughn.

Also left to cherish her memory are 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Mangum Funeral Home Laird Funeral Home, Inc.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Mack Dillard; parents, Henry and Alice Vaughn; sisters and brothers in law, Agnes and Charles Bryan; Bertha Lee and Dean Raymond, Joan and Cindy O’Rear; brother, Edward Vaughn; mother-in-law, Floy Dillard and father-in-law Louis Bryan Dillard; granddaughter, Alicia Dillard.

Pallbearers serving were Waylon Bryan, David Bryan, James Raymond, Chuck Raymond, Larry O’Rear, and Keith O’Rear.

The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to Pat Raymond Lovell for her devotion to Blondie- particularly in her last days with us.

To send condolences or to sign an online register, please visit . Mangum Funeral Home, Center, is in charge of arrangements.

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