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Vaught, 63

 Clarksville, Indiana resident Clinton “Buzz” Vaught died Tuesday, October 18, at Clark Memorial Hospital. He was 63 years old.
Mr. Vaught was a coordinator/theatre and speech teacher for the Youth Performing Arts School/Manual High School in Louisville where he taught for more than 30 years. He was an elder at Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville.
He was a graduate of Clarksville high School, received his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University and received his masters degree from the University of Louisville.
Prior to his teaching career, he performed and directed plays in various theaters throughout the U.S. Locally, he performed at the Actors Theatre, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Music Theatre of Louisville and Shakespeare in the Park. He also appeared in movies, commercials, training films and print ads. He directed numerous historical performances at the Kentucky State Fair, He founded the Young Actors Institute, which ran for 24 successful summers, training students in stage and screen skills. His proudest achievement was teaching and being a mentor to many students and assisting them with their success.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Shaw Vaught; his mother, Doris Vaught of Clarksville; one daughter, Aura Celeste Vaught of Jeffersonville; two step-sons, Lance Arny and Shawn Arny of Louisville; one sister, Lynn Lewis of Clarksville; and one granddaughter, Harper Arny of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton V. Vaught Sr.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarksville and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, October 27. The funeral service will begin immediately following visitation at 1 p.m. on Thursday. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. at the Youth Performing Arts School Auditorium in Louisville. Visitation there will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Clint Vaught Memorial through the Producers Scholarship Fund at the Youth Performing Arts School.

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