January 20, 2023
We grieve the death of church member Sheila Vaughn on Friday, January 20th. Sheila died from complications due to health issues spanning several months. She was 75 years old.
We give thanks for the ways we, at Duke Memorial, got to know Sheila and experience the light and hope of Christ through her in Bible studies and in worship. We grieve her dying alongside her son, church member Tim Vaughn, his wife Alicia and their three children, Abbie, Andrew, and Aiden as well as Sheila's daughter, Tammy Vaughn. Tammy’s long-time friend and roommate, Dana Isles, was also a daughter to Sheila.
Sheila lived most of her life in New Jersey. Her family will be hosting a service of death and resurrection on March 4th at the Elmer United Methodist Church, Elmer, NJ.
We invite you to send your stories about Sheila and/or your words of love and support to Tim and his family at 1023 Valley Rose Way, Durham 27712.
January 5, 2023
With sorrow, we share the death of Duke Memorial member, Al Buehler, lovingly known as "Coach" by many. In the global community, Al is honored as an Olympic track coach who touched the lives of countless athletes. In Durham, he's a beloved former track and cross-country coach for Duke University, a champion for justice and equity, and the namesake of one of our community's beautiful walking trails. At Duke Memorial, Al served in many leadership roles and chaired numerous boards and committees since he and his wife Delaina joined in January of 1959. Surely, one of his lasting legacies at Duke Memorial will also be his love of and enthusiasm for playing our tower bells.
But above all these accolades and honors, Al Buehler is a beloved child of God whose earthly race has finished and who now dwells in the presence of our Creator, forevermore.
A memorial service for Al will be held at Duke Memorial Saturday, January 28, 2:00 pm in the sanctuary. Click Here to view the service online.
Please be in prayer for Al's wife, Delaina, their children, grandchildren, and extended family. Words of love and prayer can be mailed to Delaina, 2701 Pickett Rd, Apt 4004, Durham, NC 27705. Obituary
December 30, 2022
Church Member Roger Loyd died on Friday, December 30th. The contributing factor was his serious heart disease. He was 76 years old.
Roger was an ordained United Methodist clergy, a devoted Divinity School librarian, a passionate advocate for justice and missions, a choir member, a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.
Roger's Service of Death and Resurrection will be Saturday, January 14, 10:00 am at Duke Memorial with a committal service following in the Columbarium. Light refreshments will be provided in the Fellowship Hall following the committal service. All are invited. Click Here to view the service online.
Please be in prayer for Roger's wife, Leta, his daughter Melanie, son-in-law Dusty and granddaughter, Rebecca, along with all those who loved Roger. Words of love and prayer can be mailed to Leta Loyd, 3 Saint Andrews Court, Durham, 27707.
Anne Ewing Carroll
December 8, 2022
Church Member Anne Ewing Carroll, wife of 68 years to Jack Carroll, died Friday, December 9 as the result of a stroke.
Anne's Service of Death and Resurrection will be held Wednesday, December 28th at 11:00 am in the Few Chapel at Croasdaile Village.
We give thanks for a life well lived in Anne and for the love of family, friends and this congregation. Please send your words of care and support to Jack Carroll, 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, A380, Durham NC 27705.