Bess L. Guthrie, 97, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo.
Born Jan. 1, 1910, in Savannah, Tenn., daughter of the late David Allen and Harriet Elizabeth Duckworth Shaw, she was a member of the Hayti Church of Christ.
In 1929, in Caruthersville, she married John Reese Guthrie, who preceded her in death in December, 1971. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Lucille and Billie Joy Deckard; one brother, William "Bill" Shaw and two sisters, Flossie Mae and Allie Mae Shaw.
Survivors include one son, David Alvin Guthrie and wife, Deloris, of Gravette, Ark.; two daughters, Karen Lewis and husband, Gene and Glenda Gurley and husband, Ray, both of Caruthersville; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug., 20, at the Hayti Church of Christ with Jeff Thomas officiating.
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.
John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti was in charge of arrangements.