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James L. Guthrie Sr.

May 5, 1923 - February 5, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date February 11, 2016

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James Leslie Guthrie Sr., 92, of Sugar Hill Rd., Brookneal passed away Friday, February 5, 2016 at the home of Ronald and Jan Guthrie. He was the husband of the late Lora Carwile Guthrie.

Mr. Guthrie was born in Campbell County, May 5, 1923 son of the late Leslie T. Guthrie and Lyda Williams Guthrie. He was a member of Brookneal Baptist Church, U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a retired superintendant of May Properties, Inc.

He is survived by three sons, James L. Guthrie Jr. (Joan) of Charleston S.C., Ronald L. Guthrie (Jan), and Donald L. Guthrie (Michelle) all of Brookneal; eight grandchildren, Matthew Guthrie (fiancée Jessica Curley), Carleigh McClelland (Bryan), Kaylan DaBaldo (Chris), Ronnie Guthrie Jr., Donnie Guthrie Jr. (Kelli), Sean Fritts (Amanda), Kyle Fritts (Katie), Monique Graham (Jon); nine great-grandchildren, Ayda, Ryker, Madison and Jacob Fritts, Emma and Luke Guthrie, Adelaide DaBaldo, J. D. and Joseph Graham. He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Winfred and Maxwell Guthrie; one sister Louise Guthrie.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Falling River Baptist Church by the Rev. Doug Saunders and the Rev. Keith Williams with interment to follow in the church cemetery. American Legion Post #36 of Altavista will perform military rites at the grave.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at the residence of Ronald and Jan Guthrie other times.