Richard Vaughn, 82, of Columbia, died Jan. 4, 2021. Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 E. Ash St. The funeral will directly follow at the funeral home.

Thelma Faye Bray, 95, of Columbia, died Jan. 4, 2021. Arrangements are under the care of Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

  • Molly Hart is an assistant city editor at the Missourian. She has previously reported on state government. She can be reached at

  • I've been a reporter and editor at Missouri community newspapers for 35 years and joined the Columbia Missourian in 2003. My emphasis at the Missourian is on local government and elections. You can reach me at or at 573-884-5366.

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