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Reuben Guthrie

Passed Away: February 3, 2009

Reuben M. Guthrie

Eure – Reuben Michael ‘Cowboy’ Guthrie, 64, of the 300 block of Barfield Rd., died Tuesday, February 03, 2009, at Guardian Care of Ahoskie.

Mr. Guthrie was born in Moorehead City, NC, a son of the late Reuben Guthrie and Dorothy Congleton Guthrie Black, and the step son of the late Charles L. Black. He was retired as a master plumber with Lawson Mechanical and was a Baptist.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Nancy Sandefur Guthrie; his daughter, Dorothea Ann Journigan of Eure, NC; a son, Joseph Verlyn Guthrie of Chesapeake, VA; his grandchildren, Diana Marie Guthrie, Linda Ann Guthrie, Raechal Koraleigh Guthrie, Alaina Meagan Guthrie, Dustin Logan Guthrie, and Laura Elizabeth Anderson, Trent Evan Whichard and Taylor Chase Whichard; and his great grandsons, Ryan Michael Chapman and Cody Thomas Long. He is also survived by a step sister, Helen Dixon of Palm Coast, FL; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his mother, father, and step father, Mickey was predeceased by a son, Reuben Michael Guthrie, II; a grandson, Dustin L. Journigan and a brother, Kenneth Guthrie.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church on Jollliff Road, Chesapeake, VA. The family asks that memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6359 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA, 23502. Garrett Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is serving the Guthrie family.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the nurses and staff at Guardian Care of Ahoskie, especially Phyllis, Lisa, Tinkerbelle, and all the CNA’s, for their kindness and TLC of Mr. Guthrie during his stay there. They would also like to thank Lawson Mechanical for being so good to him.

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