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Johnnie N. Guthrie

Johnnie N. Guthrie

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Woodbine Cemetery for Johnnie N. Guthrie of Artesia.

Guthrie, 87, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at San Pedro Nursing Center.

Jason Kraft will officiate at the services. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Sullivan, Scott Walker, Buddy Petsonk, Wayne Howell, Tim Kidd, Jamey Smith and Alan Howell.

Guthrie was born Sept. 18, 1927, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the daughter of John L. Smith and Grace L. (Gholson) Smith. She came to Artesia in 1949 from Monahans, Texas.

On Dec. 25, 1943, she married V.H. “Bill” Guthrie in Lampasas, Texas.

She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She loved her grandchildren and children.

Survivors include daughter Claudia Hill and husband Mike of Artesia; son John Valton Guthrie Sr. and wife Renee of Artesia; grandchildren Robert Guthrie, Jeremy Guthrie, Trenton Guthrie and wife Nicole, Stacey Weatherford, Chenay Hernandez and husband Joel, and Heather Lieb and husband Aaron; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters Betty Howell of Lakewood and Molly Petsonk and husband Marty of Artesia; brother James L. Smith and wife Diane of Artesia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Guthrie, on July 20, 2005; her parents; grandson J. Valton Guthrie; and a great-granddaughter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.