The Rev. Dr. Alfred A. Vaughn, who had pastored United Methodist churches for nearly 40 years, died May 21 of heart disease at his Cedonia home. He was 90.
"He was clear, insightful and persuasive but not loud. He was gentle. That is the way he was as a man and as a pastor," said the Rev. Dr. Forest C. Stith, a retired bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Methodist Conference.
"He was ... a great family man. I appreciated him very much," said Dr. Stith, who had been Dr. Vaughn's district superintendent.
Alfred Austin Vaughn was born and raised in Sprague, W.Va., and graduated in 1942 from Stratton High School in Beckley, W.Va.