Durham, Margaret McCulloch (Mrs. Flyod M.)


Margaret Gilmore McCulloch was born June 5, 1919, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. She passed from this life on December 6, 1995, at Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport. After funeral services at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church on December 9th, with Reverend Jim and Sandi Huber officiating, her body was sent to Siloam Springs and laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery on December 11, 1995, with Reverend Steven Stahl, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.
She and Floyd (she first knew him by his middle name, Melvin) first met as teenagers at an Epworth League Rally (now UMYF) at Mt. Sequoyah, Fayetteville. Arkansas, while he was attending John Brown University in Siloam Springs.
Alter Floyd graduated from John Brown University, they both were married to other mates. Sometime after both of their first mates were deceased, Margaret and Floyd renewed their acquaintance, and were married on September 15, 1975, in First Methodist Church in Siloam Springs.
Margaret was a life-long Methodist, having been a member of the Methodist Church in Siloam Springs all her life, until her marriage to Floyd, when she transferred her membership to St. Luke’s in Shreveport, where he was related, first as a Chaplain in the Veterans Administration, and later as a retired minister.
Margaret loved life and lived it to its fullest. Her life can best be characterized by the remarks of a former pastor, Rev. James Poole, who said in regard to the Administrative Board, “I want her as a member-at-large, if not in any other capacity, because anyone that loves people as much as she does, is the greatest asset a church can have.” All of us at St. Luke’s experienced her love again and again in so many ways.
She is survived by her husband; daughter, Linda; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, p. 277, By Revs. James and Sandra Huber

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