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ALFRED CLARENCE GRIFFITH - better known as "Brad", one of a family of eight children of the late Dudley and Kitty Ann Griffith, was born February 11, 1884 and passed away at his home in Six Mile community, where he was born and reared to manhood April 7, 1939, aged 54 years, 1 month and 26 days. He spent one year in the state of Arkansas with his parents and six months in California. The remainder of his life was spent in the community in which he died. On Oct. 10, 1908, he was united in marriage to Belva Browning at Louisiana, Mo. They went to housekeeping in the house where he passed away. He had been in failing health for two years, but had never yielded to medical care until last November. He spent 3.5 weeks in the Mineral Springs Hospital in Louisiana, Mo., but later came home where all that loving hearts and hands could do was done. He leaves to mourn, his devoted companion: two brothers, Clifford of Hannibal, Everette of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Edith Lappin of Hannibal, Mary Helkey of Atlas, and Fannie Smith of Pleasant Hill, several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. A brother died in infancy and a sister, Bessie Brewer, died in 1923. (he is buried at Wells Cemetery-kr)
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ELIZABETH CAROLINE (SHRIGLEY) GRIFFITH - died at her home in New Salem, Illinois, Tuesday, February 21, 1928, after a several weeks illness. She was born in Paris, Edgar county, Illinois, on July 18, 1853, a daughter of Andrew and Sarah Jane Shrigley, and at the time of her death she was aged 74 years, 7 months and 3 days. She came to Pike county with her parents when a small child and has spent almost the entire span of her years in the community where she died. She was married on October 12, 1878, to Riley P. Griffith, they having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary 4 years ago. Four children were born to this union, namely: Emmett Griffith of Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. Lulu Moore of New Salem, Mrs. Elva Dunham, deceased, and Roy Griffith of Jacksonville. She was a member of the Methodist church, having joined at Pleasant Grove many years ago, later removing her membership to New Salem, where she remained an active worker until stricken by her last illness. She had the gift of adapting herself to any company and was never happier than when surrounded by her friends for she was widely celebrated for her entertaining as she was a wonderful cook and hostess. Besides her husband and three children she is survived by five grandsons: Merrill, Floyd and George Earl Moore, and Francis Edwin and Donald Griffith. She was blessed with her one grand-daughter, Dorothy Griffith, who died at the age of twenty-one months. There are also many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted from the New Salem M. E. church Thursday by Rev. Geo. F. McCmber and interment was made in the Pleasant Grove cemetery.
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne -- [Barry Adage, Wed. 29 Feb 1928]

ELIZABETH (PETTY) GRIFFITH - Mrs. Wm. Griffith still remains critically ill of heart trouble at her home near this place. Her daughter, Mrs. Murrell Byers, of Hull, is at her bedside.
(Quincy Daily Journal - November 10, 1914)
**After a long and painful illness,
due to heart trouble, Mrs. William Griffith died at her home near this place on Tuesday (Dec. 8, 1914) morning. She was 48 years of age and leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Murrell Byers of Hull and Maggie at home, two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Grimsley and Mrs. Sarah Stevens, and one brother, James Petty of Colorado, and two grandsons. Having spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity, she has endeared herself to many and will be greatly missed. The funeral services took place in the M. E. Church, on Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. Frye, pastor of that church. Interment in the Miller Cemetery (Atlas). (She was the daughter of Elijah Petty and Louisa Miller. She was first married to Lewis B. Kenton, then William H. Griffith. She is buried at Miller Cemetery, Atlas, Pike County, Illinois-kr)
Contributed by Kathy Robinson - Quincy Daily Journal- Rockport, Dec. 10, 1914

GEORGE M. GRIMES - son of Nathaniel and Nancy Whitten Grimes, was born December 31, 1864 near Nebo. He passed away at St. Mary's hospital November 22, 1933 at the age of 68 years, 10 months and 22 days. He is survived by one son, Claud Grimes of Buffalo, Mo., and two sisters and one brother namely, Mrs. Maria Campbell of Nebo, Mrs. Mellie Marsh of Kansas City, Kansas and Jasper Grimes of Pittsfield. Also a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He united with the Christian church at an early age. He was an honest and upright citizen and was well liked by everyone who knew him.
From Kathy Robinson's notes: George Grimes was buried at Mason Cemetery, near Nebo (Pleasant Hill township), Pike county, Illinois.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

ARCHER GUTHRIE - died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, with whom he has lived for the past twenty years. The deceased was 89 years, 1 month and 3 days of age and was never sick before. He leaves four children and a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren, Grandpa Guthrie will be greatly missed in the home of which he had become a part, also by the neighbors and friends, many of whom so kindly ministered unto him during the last few weeks of his life. The funeral services took place Friday afternoon from the residence and were conducted by Rev. Hurless. The remains were laid to rest in the Petty Cemetery beside those of his wife, who preceded him in death a number of years.
Contributed by Kathy Roginson - From the Quincy, IL Library Historical Newspaper Archives
Date of death was January 9, 1896

BALDWIN GUTHRIE - father of Mrs. William Kelly of Newburg, died at his home in Nebo, March 1, 1922, aged 85 years. He was born November 10, 1836 and was united in marriage with Elizabeth Hack, August 30, 1863; and united with the Christian Church 46 years ago under the ministry of Elder J.J.W. Miller. He is survived by his aged wife and 5 children, namely John and Sam of Nebo, Mrs. Sadie Killebrew of Farmer's Ridge, Mrs. Ida Kelly of Newburg, and Mrs. Laura Miller of Filer, Idaho. Uncle Baldwin, as he was affectionately known, lived in the house in which he died for a period of 55 years. The funeral was conducted from the home of Elder T. J. Scranton and interment was in the Hunter cemetery. *From another article: A jury in the county court last Monday returned a verdict that Baldwin Guthrie, aged 85 years, living south of Nebo, was feeble-minded, and that a conservator should be appointed to look after his estate. He and his wife, who is 80 years of age, live with a young woman 19 years of age who cares for them. Mrs. Guthrie suffers from cancer. The petition for the hearing was filed by a son, John W. Guthrie. Baldwin Guthrie, the respondent, has 810 acres of land and personal property, mostly money to the amount of $8000. The son, John W., has been appointed conservator. There are four other children; Samuel W., Mrs. Laura Miller, residing in Idaho, Mrs. Sarah Killebrew and Mrs. Ida Kelly.
Transcribed by Christine Walters

BEATRICE (BRANSON) GUTHRIE - Funeral services for Mrs. Beatrice Guthrie, lifelong resident of Nebo, were held Saturday at 1:30 pm in the Nebo Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Woodrum officiating. Burial was in the Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Ward-Lummis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Guthrie, 66, died Dec. 29, 1977 at Illini Hospital following a four month illness. Born near Nebo March 20, 1911, she was a daughter of Walter C. and Esther (Hack) Branson. She married Mayo K. Guthrie on April 13, 1929 in Pittsfield. He died April 20, 1970, Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Betty) Suhling of Pleasant Hill; four brothers: Kermit Branson of Tampico, Lovell Branson of Tulsa, OK, Bernard Branson of Hartford and Kelly Branson of Pittsfield and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

CLIFFORD GRANDISON GUTHRIE - son of Jerry and Amanda Kendall Guthrie, was born October 17, 1888, near Nebo, Illinois, died July 23, 1937 near Milton, Pike County, Illinois. He professed faith in his Savior with sixteen years of age, at a revival meeting, held in the Nebo Baptist church by ro. J. O. Raines. He was married Aug. 3, 1910 to Miss Ethel Pearson of Nebo. To this union four children were born, one dying in infancy, leaving his wife, Ethel, three sons, Wayne, Leo and Ross, a daughter-in-law and grand daughter, Norma Jean, to mourn his loss. Clifford was a family of nine: William, Robert and Mrs. Walter Grimes of Nebo, Oscar and Elza of White Hall, Henry of Baylis and Mrs. John Kinkade of Pawnee, Illinois. Another sister, Mrs. John Pruett preceded him in death a few years ago. So dear Clifford, we reluctantly bid you good bye, for a little while, we who were here when you came, then welcomed and loved you very tenderly; we have been going along the often tedious roads of life with you for nearly half a century; we freely acknowledge your brave battles, and as your last words to us were, you tried to be true and loyal. We know of your ideals and how earnestly you tried to reach them. You counseled and pledged with your companion and sons in well defined plans, looking for the dawning of days, and while appearing, possibly, not so far away, you was crept upon at an unguarded moment by that merciless foe of all life and happiness, and to our profound sorrow was made his victim. While tenderly we assign your body to a place in a community of the dead we, with all our hearts believe that ere this, you have been, in soul, in spirit assigned here no pains, reverses or death will ever be known. Without doubt you have exchanged greetings with loved and loving, who have long gone before, and are now congratulating you as a crowned victor. So in your interest and memory we pledge to your companion and sons our best wishes and interest. Your remaining brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at Nebo Baptist Church Sunday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Dowdy, with burial in the Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

ELIZABETH (HACK) GUTHRIE - daughter of Woodford and Lydia Hack was born March 7, 1842, died Apr. 11, 1922 aged 80 years, 1 month and 4 days. She was united in marriage to Baldwin Guthrie Aug. 30, 1863. To this union were born five children; three girls and two boys, all living; Sadie Killebrew, John and Sam of Nebo, Ida Kelly of Pittsfield, Laura Miller of Filer, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband March 1, 1922, just one month and 10 days. Besides her children she leaves to mourn her loss, sixteen grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, besides a host of relatives, friends and neighbors. She united with the Christian Church 46 years ago. Her greatest joy in life has been in giving. She cared and raised to manhood and womanhood several children besides her own. For the past four years she has been a patient sufferer from cancer. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon by Elder T.J. Scranton after which she was laid to rest beside her husband in the Hunter Cemetery. (Nebo, IL)
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ELZA H. GUTHRIE - 77, died Wednesday, May 22, 1968 at 3 a. m. in Mini hospital in Pittsfield. Mr. Guthrie was born at Nebo, Dec. 13, 1890, a son of Jeremiah and Amanda. Kendall Guthrie. He attened Sideview school. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist church. He was married to Grace Ford, Dec. 30, 1909 at Carrollton. She died Dec. 4, 1959. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 in Calvary Baptist church in Pittsfield with the Rev. Frank Claybourne officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery. Suriving are three sons, Edsel of Pittsfield, Howard of White Hall and Dean of Barry; six daughters, Mrs. Bea Perrine of Jacksonville, Mrs. Fern Phares of White Hall, Mrs. Lorene Peterson of Alton. Mrs. Linda Lowell of Lubbock, Texas, Mrs. Louise Syr., cle of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Jane Derinas of Littleton, Colo.; 21 grandchildren, and 11 great. grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ETHEL I. (PEARSON) GUTHRIE - 91, of the Pittsfield Nursing Center, Pittsfield, IL formerly of Milton, IL, died at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17, 1979) in Illini Hospital in Pittsfield following a lengthy illness. She was born July 28, 1888, near Pleasant Hill, a daughter of Basil and Elizabeth Walton Pearson, and married Clifford G. Guthrie on August 4, 1910 in Pike County, IL. He preceded her in death in July 1937. She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Company in Pittsfield, and a member of Milton Baptist Church, where she served as pianist for many years. Surviving are three sons, J. W. Guthrie of Nebo, Leo Guthrie of Barry, and Ross Guthrie of Jacksonville; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Hearn of Pittsfield, 15 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and three grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday in Nebo Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Frank Claybourne and the Rev. Ron Woodrum with burial in Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill, IL. Arrangements are being handled by the Ward Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Memorials may be made to the Pike County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

FENTRESS MAY (BURKE) GUTHRIE - daughter of Richard A. and Susan E. Shaw Burke was born near Hartford, Virginia and departed this life December 18, 1935, aged 59 years, 7 months, and 5 days. Her childhood was spent on a farm in Fauquier County, Virginia. When she was aobut 20 years of age she went to Washington, D. C. where she worked as ladies' tailor about nine years, helping to support her aged mother and invalid sister. On Feb. 4, 1911, she was united in marriage to Frank E. Guthrie whom she met in Washington, D. C . When 18 years old she professed faith in her Lord and united with a Baptist church in Fauquier County, Virginia. In 1920 she moved her membership to the Baptist Church in Nebo, Ill., and later moved her membership to the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. For many years she had suffered from mastoid trouble, always cheerful and hopeful that she might live to care for her children until they reached maturity. About 12 years ago she had a severe attack of influenza from which she never fully recovered although she appeared well at times. She refused to surrender to the malady until she was stricken by disease which resulted in pneumonia and after two weeks of illness passed away Wednesday morning at her home. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband; three children; Wayne, Evelyn, and Lawrence still in the home; two brothers, Strother of Washington, D. C. and Hugh of Vienna, Va.; three sisters; Corrie, Elizabeth Finnell, and Nancy Connor, all in and about Washington, D. C. and numerous nieces and nephews in both Virginia and Illinois. (she is buried at Crescent Heights Cemetery-kr)
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

FRANCIS ELLEN GUTHRIE - was born September 3, 1853 and departed this life at the home of Nellie Sutton June 7, 1935, aged 81 years, 9 months, and 4 days. She was the daughter of Charles G. and Fannie DeWitt Guthrie. On April 25, 1875, she was united in marriage to Irvin W. Greenstreet, who departed this life August 18, 1905. To this union were born six children, James, Nellie Sutton, Josie Shelton, Jack, and Vina Shelby, all of Nebo, a daughter Jessie who died in infancy. On June 18, 1913 she was married to A.P. Main who preceded her in death April 5, 1932. She leaves to mourn her loss, two sons, three daughters and ten grandchildren, also a host of relatives and friends. While failing for some time and being confined to her bed for two weeks, bearing her suffering patiently she quietly passed away Friday morning at 11:30. When a young girl, she professed faith in her Lord and united with the Nebo Baptist church. She enjoyed this fellowship very much and was ever ready to do her part as a faithful child of God. She lived her entire life in the vicinity of Nebo and is the last child of her immediate family. Words fail to express the appreciation for her life and We don't pretend to understand - Just why these griefs must be; We only know that He knows best, - That someday we shall see. But until we shall understand, - May His love great and sure, Give comfort to your hearts and bless, - With courage to endure.
From Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook. Submitted by Kenneth Conner and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

FRED WILLIAM GUTHRIE - 63, of Pleasant Hill died in Pike county hospital, Louisiana, Mo., Monday, Feb. 15, 1965, where he had been a patient for one day. Mr. Guthrie was born at Pleasant Hill, Nov. 28, 1899, a son of Charles and Martha Scranton Guthrie. He lived on a farm southeast of Pleasant Hill until two years ago, when he moved to an apartment in town. He attended Bayville school and was a member of the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Hallie Richards of Griggsville, Mrs. Gertrude Applegate of Nebo, Mrs. Jeanette Levy, living in the state of Florida and Mrs. Hazel Henderson of Denver, Colorado, and one brother, Wilbert living in the state of Wyoming. Funeral services will be held in the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, Thursday afternoon at 2. The Rev. Robert G. Poor will officiate. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill.
Submitted by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

IRA GUTHRIE - for half a century a citizen of this county, died Tuesday night February 11, 1902 of heart failure and general debility at the advanced age of 67 years and 1 day old. Deceased went to bed in his usual health and died before morning. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his death. Although his days of usefulness were past his upright Christian life will cast a good influence over many who knew him. He was a member of the Baptist church here and was always identified with the good works of that body. Funeral services were held today from the Side View school house near his home. Rev. Marsh of Alton conducting the obsequies, after which his remains were conveyed to the Allison cemetery where they were consigned to the cold and silent tomb to await the resurrection morn. The "Banner" (Nebo newspaper) joins with friends of the family in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
Submitted by Carolyne Conner Puskas.

JOHN H. GUTHRIE - 77, died suddenly in the home of his sister, Mrs. Lou Pinkerton at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. He was sitting in the living room talking to Mrs. Pinkerton when he was stricken by a heart attack and passed away. John Henry Guthrie, son of (the obit skips here)was born on the Guthrie farm in the northeast corner of Pleasant Hill township, on Dec. 6, 1881. He attended the rural schools in Pleasant Hill township. When rural route number one was established he was the first carrier appointed, and many times carried the mail on foot to serve the patrons of the route. Later he transferred from rural carrier to postmaster holding the position for 8 years. Following his resignation as postmaster he engaged in the hardware business in Pleasant Hill, later selling his interest in the business to Galloway Bros., after leaving Pleasant Hill operated a hardware store in Mendon, Ill., and sold the business after a few months and went to St. Louis, where he was a motorman on the city street car lines for a few years. He resigned his position and accepted a position with Kroger company and served as manager of numerous stores. Mr. Guthrie was married to Belle Pruett of Nebo in August, 1908. She died in 1913. He was married to Mary Berry of Pleasant Hill, August 10, 1915, who died in July 1943. He was a member of the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Swanson of San Francisco, Calif.; two sons, Donald J. of Pleasant Hill and Charles K Guthrie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, one brother, Frank Guthrie of Pleasant Hill; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Capps of Pittsfield, Mrs. Lou Pinkerton, Miss Minnie Guthrie and Mrs. Grace Kennedy, all of Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill, Tuesday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Elmer Carter officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

JOHN WILLIAM GUTHRIE - son of Daniel and Margaret Zerenburg Guthrie, was born Aug. 6, 1870 in Pike County, Ill., near Pleasant Hill. Here he grew to manhood receiving his meager education in the public schools. He was united in marriage to Clemma Martin, daughter of William and Rachael Martin of Nebo, Ill, Jan. 25, 1899 and immediately went to housekeeping on the farm, he becoming a successful farmer and business man. Fifteen children came to bless the home, two dying in infancy. During a meeting held at Pleasant Hill given by Eld. Alderson, he was converted and baptized into the fellowship of the church. Because of his love for Christ his Savior, loyalty to church, faithfulness in service and outstanding Christian life and character, he was selected to accept the important and worthy office of Deacon, which he filled faithfully for twenty years. Some two weeks ago Bro. Guthrie took seriously ill, and regardless of all that loving hearts and kind hands of family, neighbors and doctors could do, he passed on to his Heavenly home, and reward, Sunday, May 22, 1938 at 10:40 a.m. He has lived where he and his wife started housekeeping, all of his life. He lived a life worthy of, and had the confidence of not only the neighborhood but for several counties around. He was known for his outstanding manhood and integrity. Always in demand as a counselor and advisor, which he so kindly gave to one and all. What was said of the Christ can truly be said of Mr. Guthrie; "He went about doing good." He leaves to mourn his going his loving and faithful companion, nine daughters, Violet Springer, Beulah Gray, Dessie Walker, Blanche Howdeshell, Delephine Hillman, Myotta Capps, all of Pleasant Hill, Trula, Iretta and Pauline at home; four sons, Mayo of Nebo, Russell and Don of Pleasant Hill, and Truman at home, twenty-six grandchildren, sixteen boys and ten girls, two brothers, Neal and Charlie of Pleasant Hill and one sister, Mrs. Flora Hamilton of Nebo. He was a loving companion and father, a kind neighbor, an outstanding citizen and a friend always admired. The poet said:

Sunset and evening star, -- And one clear call for me;
And may there be no moaning at the bar -- When I put out to sea.
Twilight and evening bell -- And after that the dark,
And may there be no sadness of farewell -- When I embark.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Pleasant Hill Baptist church by the pastor the Rev. Fred Peak. Interment was in the Crescent Heights Cemetery.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

LAURA ELLEN GUTHRIE - daughter of Jerry W. Guthrie and Amanda Kindle Guthrie was born in Spring Creek Township, August 28, 1875, and entered into rest at the farm home near Nebo, May 15, 1946, having reached the age of 70 years, 9 months and 18 days. In 1900, she was united in marriage with Walter C. Grimes. To this union five children were born: Kenneth of Barry, Loda, deceased, Russell of Pearl, Wade and Mrs. Norma Hubbard of Nebo. In early life she became converted to the Christian faith and lived a life consistent with its teachings. Her entire life was spent in the community where she was born. Never of robust health, she endured much suffering through her life but carried her pleasant smile and genial disposition to the end; ever the kind and loving wife, mother, and neighbor she leaves a vacancy in our community that no other can fill. Her life was lived in such a manner that she could go serenely to that opening door and step through unafraid and unashamed and having entered into that dimness she now awaits the coming of those who are left behind. Left to mourn her passing are the husband, three sons and one daughter, ten grandchildren, three brothers, Robert, Elza, and Henry Guthrie, one sister, Ora Kinkade and many other relatives and friends.

It seemeth such a little way to me, -- Across to that strange country, the Beyond,
And yet not strange, for it has grown to be -- The home of those of whom I am so fond.
Death is but crossing with abated breath -- And while set, face a little strip of sea
To find the loved ones waiting on the shore, -- More beautiful, more precious than before.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock p.m., May 18, 1946, at the Baptist church in Nebo, conducted by the Rev. Wm. Guthrie. Interment was in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Illinois, under the direction of C. C. Hanks. Pall bearers were Ray Johnson, Jr., Dorman Ford, Howard Guthrie, Dean Guthrie, John W. Guthrie, and Roy Guthrie. Flower girls were Mrs. Junior Johnson, Jeanette Guthrie, Hazel Bompke, Linda Lovell, Jane Guthrie, Loretta Hanks, Lucille Renoud, Mary Thornton, and Kathleen Johnson. The songs,"I Must Tell Jesus", "In The Sweet Bye and Bye", and "Good Morning Up There" were sung by Mrs. Lora Kinmon, Mr. George Kindle, Mrs. Ruth Kindle, Mr. Cleave Franklin with Mrs. Alberta Harpole at the piano.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

LOU ETTA (HUGHES) GUTHRIE - 78, of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, ,1968 at 7:45 in the Pittsfield Nursing Home where she had been a resident for four months. Mrs. Guthrie's death followed a six-year illness. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, the Rev. Ollie Phillips officiating. Burial was in the Crescent Heights Cemetery. Mrs. Guthrie was born Dec. 26, 1889, in Kosciusko, Miss., a daughter of Henry and Celia Smith Hughes. Two previous husbands, Fred Lord and Clyde Galloway preceded her in death. She was married to Frank Guthrie in 1950 in Pittsfield. Mrs. Guthrie was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist church. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Ercelle Galloway of Pleasant Hill; four stepsons, Roy Galloway of Kansas City, Mo., Ralph and Wilbur Galloway of California, and Wayne Guthrie of Downers Grove, Ill; a step-daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Val Slyke of Lodi, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Anna Bee Covington of Marks, Miss.; twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

MARTHA ALICE GUTHRIE - passed away at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sarah Guthrie, Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 1930, at five o'clock. Death was caused by infection. She was born at Pleasant Hill, Illinois, April 26, 1875, and was the daughter of Henry and Sarah Guthrie. She is survived by her mother, two brothers, John and Frank; five sisters; Mrs. George Galloway, Mrs. Henry Goff, Ms. Wm. Goff, and Misses Nora Minnie and Grace Guthrie. Funeral services were conducted at the home, Wednesday afternoon July 9th at 3 o'clock. Interment was in the Crescent Heights Cemetery.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

MINNIE GUTHRIE - 84, of Pleasant Hill, died in Illini Hospital in Pittsfield, Tuesday night, February 21. Funeral services will be held in the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, Thursday afternoon at 2 with the Rev. Sam Dunham officiating. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery. Miss Guthrie was born at Pleasant Hill, Sept. 21, 1883, a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Windmiller Guthrie. She was employed as a bookkeeper in Citizen's State Bank for many years and had been a resident of Pleasant Hill her whole life. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are one brother, Frank Guthrie of Pleasant Hill, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Capps of Pittsfield and Mrs. Grace Kennedy of Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

MONTVILLE GUTHRIE - 69, died at his home in New Hartford, Ill. Friday morning, April 16 at 1:40 p.m. about two hours after he was stricken with a heart attack. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 21, 1884, a son of Carl and Fannie Blair Guthrie. He lived at Pearl for several years, and moved to Pleasant Hill 20 years ago, where he lived until moving to New Hartford, two months ago. Surviving are his widow, Ida Guthrie; three sons, Earl of Hannibal, Mo., Keith of Pleasant Hill and Kenneth of Jerseyville, Ill., and two daughters, Mrs. James Wintjen of Louisiana, Mo., and Mrs. Orland Wintjen of Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held in the Christian church in Pleasant Hill, Sunday afternoon at 2, conducted by Rev. Willard Frazier. Burial was in Green Pond Cemetery near Pearl.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

NEAL O. GUTHRIE - died at his home in Pleasant Hill, Wednesday, December 12, 1946. He had been in poor health for the past several years, and his condition had been critical during the past two weeks. Mr. Guthrie was born in Pike county and lived in the Pleasant Hill community his entire life. He followed the occupation of farming and some years ago was engaged in apple growing as a partner of his brother, John W. Guthrie. He was a leading citizen of the community and had taken part in all community affairs. He had always been a leader and gave liberal support to the Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill of which organization he was a faithful member. He was liberal and charitable with those in need and his many favors will long be remembered. Neal Otis Guthrie, son of Daniel and Margaret Zerenberg Guthrie was born March 3, 1872, and departed this life December 12, 1946, at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 9 days. He was the youngest of a family of six children, all preceding him in death, except the oldest brother, Charles Guthrie of Pleasant Hill. The others were Christine Crowder, Katherine Davis, Flora Hamilton and John W. Guthrie. He was married to Cora Buchanan, Oct. 5, 1898. To this union eleven children were born: Mrs. Raymond Smith of Pittsfield, Mrs. Alta Walker of Quincy, Mrs Guy Yokem, Mrs. Vaude Looper, Orville, Burdette, Dan, Arnold, Ernest and Junior Guthrie all of Pleasant Hill. The youngest son, Cleo, died at the age of four years. He also leaves 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Pleasant Hill, Saturday afternoon, December 14th at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Fred Peak of Alton, a former pastor. Burial was in Crescent Heights cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

NORA EMMA GUTHRIE - daughter of Henry and Sarah E. Windmiller Guthrie born January 5, 1877 and was called to the great beyond February 4, 1944. She accepted her Savior at the age of 17 and was ever faithful to the church and her master whom she loved. She was a regular attendant at church until ill health prevented. In the home she was quiet, industrious, kind and considerate to all, her uppermost thought being for relatives and friends both young and aged. She has borne her suffering the past several years with great patience and fortitude. After having taught in many schools in Pike County and the surrounding community for 28 years she retired 13 years ago. She was also a teacher in the Baptist Sunday school where she will be greatly missed. She is resting in peace with her Saviour, her Father, Mother, and sister, Martha, who preceded her in death several years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure, six sisters: Mrs. Laura Goff, Mrs. William Goff, Mrs. J. V. Pinkerton, Mrs. Frank Capps, Miss Minnie Guthrie and Mrs. J. L. Kennedy and two brothers; Frank and John. Also a host of other relatives and friends. Her sweet gentle presence will be sadly missed in the home and community, but God's will not ours be done. (she is buried at Crescent Heights Cemetery-kr
Contributed by Kathy Robinson

ORAL E. GUTHRIE - 79, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died in an Independence, Mo., nursing home at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 1974. Mr. Guthrie was born near Nebo, May 7, 1894, a son of William Albert and Nora Johnson Guthrie. He married Mamie Pruett in March 1912.. He was a member of the Reorganized Church Latter Day Saints. He had engaged in farming, timber buyer and operator of saw mills. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Merle Guthrie of Houston, Tex., William Guthrie of Port Huron, Mich. and Reed Guthrie of Huntsville, Ala.; two brothers, Forrest and Leonard Guthrie, both of Pleasant Hill; six sisters, Mrs. Violet Hunter of Modesto, Calif., Mrs. Vera Scranton of Hardin, Ill., Mrs. Bernita DeLany of Hamburg, Ill., Mrs. Carol Thomas of New London, Mo., and Mrs. Irma Ewers and Mrs. Gay Weaver, both of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister. Services were held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Dean Slocum of Rosewood Heights officiating. Burial was in Crescent Heights Cemetery at Pleasant Hill.
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OSCAR GUTHRIE - Funeral services were held at White Hall Monday, July 23, for Oscar Guthrie, who passed away on Thursday evening, July 19. His death was unexpected although he had been in poor health for some time. He services were held at the 1st Baptist Church with nephews of the deceased, the Rev. Wayne Guthrie and the Rev. Wm. Guthrie, in charge. Burial was in the White Hall Cemetery. Mr. Guthrie leaves several children and his wife, formerly Emma Sidwell, to mourn his departure, and several brothers and sisters. Mrs. John Kinkade attended funeral services for her brother, Oscar Guthrie in White Hall, Monday.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

RUSSELL W. GUTHRIE - 68, of Nebo, a lifetime resident of Pike county, died unexpectedly at his home at 10 pm Saturday, March 30, 1974. Services were held Monday at 2 pm in the Ward-Lummis Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Weaver officiating. Burial was in Hunter Cemetery in Nebo. Mr. Guthrie was born March 12, 1906, in Pike County, a son of John and Clemma Martin Guthrie. On Oct. 31, 1935, he married Kathryn Looper in Bowling Green, Mo. Mr. Guthrie was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in Pleasant Hill and the Millwright Union. Surviving are the widow; two sons, Russell D. Guthrie of Fairbanks, Alaska and Bradley G. Guthrie of Nebo; two brothers, Donald and Truman Guthrie, both of Nebo; seven sisters, Mrs. Violet Springer, Mrs. Beulah Gray, Mrs. Delphine Hillman and Mrs. Myota Capps all of Pleasant Hill, Mrs. Blanche Howdeshell of Hamburg, Mrs. Trula Harvey of Joliet and Mrs. Iretta Elkins of Hammond, Ind.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
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SARAH GUTHRIE - who was born and raised in Pike county, where she spent most of her life, died at her home at Pleasant Hill last Friday. (Hand written on the article: November 6, 1931. Cemeteries of Pike County lists her birth year as 1844. ) If Mrs. Guthrie had lived until December she would have been 87 years of age. Mrs. Guthrie in maidenhood was Elizabeth Windmiller. She is survived by seven daughters and two sons, her husband having preceded her in death seventeen years ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. Louis Goff, Mrs. Mollie Goff, Mrs. Louis Galloway, Mrs. Elizabeth Capps all of Pleasant Hill, Illinois, also Nora and Minnie Guthrie at home, Mrs. Grace Kennedy of Alabama, Frank of Pleasant Hill, and John of Jacksonville. Funeral services were held from the Pleasant Hill Baptist church Sunday, burial being in the cemetery there.
Submitted from Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kathy Robinson and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

THOMAS GUTHRIE - of Rockport died in Jacksonville, where he had been for the past three months for treatments, Friday morning at six o'clock. The remains were brought to Rockport and removed to the funeral parlors of (can't read). Funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. B. Brown of Pittsfield, with interment in Miller cemetery. Mr. Guthrie was 75 years, 10 months, and 3 days of age and was born and reared in Rockport vicinity. He leaves his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Alice Graham of Louisiana, Mo. and Mrs. Nellie Betts of ?? Sun, Ohio and one son, Fred Guthrie of Marble Head, Ill. Balance cut off.
Submitted from Fannie Buchanan's scrapbook by Kenneth Conner and Carolyne Conner Puskas.

WILLIAM GUTHRIE - Mrs. Ellen Main received word Sunday of the death of her brother, Wm. Guthrie at Blue Springs, Mo. He had recently returned from a visit in California and had planned to spend much of his time with Mrs. Main this summer. Mr. Guthrie was overcome by gas fumes in the bathroom and when found by a neighbor he was so nearly dead he could not be resuscitated. Aunt Ellen has the deep sympathy of her friends in the loss of her brother.
Contributed by Carolyne Conner Puskas - Obit from Celia Fannie Guthrie Buchanan's scrap book