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Betty Ruth Guthrie

Betty Ruth Guthrie, 89, of Laurel, Mississippi, died Monday, March 8, 2021 at Comfort Care Nursing Home in Laurel, Mississippi. She was born Monday, June 1, 1931 in Jones County, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel and the Burial will follow in Union Line Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Guthrie will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. (601) 649-3342

She was preceded in death by husband, Emmett Guthrie, parents. William and Ada Smith, son, Emmett Ray Guthrie, brothers, Arthur, Bill, Elton, Jeff and Ralph Smith, sisters, Melanie Ainsworth, Goldie Welch.

Survivors include her sons, Glenn Guthrie (Janet), Wayne Guthrie (Kathy), grandchildren, Krista Hyatt (Daniel), Regina Ryals (Shawn), Sabrina Jefcoat (Kevin), Tanya Ezell (Kelley), Lashonda Bynum (Daniel), Stephanie Higginbotham (Josh), Jonathon Rayborn (Tiffany), Matthew Rayborn (Keely), Brent Rayborn (Kala), Jennifer Easterling (Ben), Josh Guthrie, Jeremiah Guthrie (Julie), Ashley Willis (Lucas) and Stephanie Hughes (Josh), 41 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, sister, Jewel Stewart.

Pallbearers will be Jeremiah Guthrie, Kevin Jefcoat, Hunter Freeman, Ben Easterling, James Easterling and William Bynum.

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Betty Ruth Guthrie
June 1, 1931 - March 8, 2021




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