OBITUARY

Margaret T Guthrie

March 20, 1920May 3, 2014

Margaret Tate Guthrie was born on March 20, 1920 in Monticello, Kentucky to James Hale and Pearl Wray Tate. She passed away on May 3, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Raised in Monticello, Kentucky, she began taking piano lessons at a very early age and served as the pianist for the First Christian Church in Monticello. In 1935, she married David F. Guthrie. They moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1944 where she worked as a secretary for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and he enjoyed a successful banking career with the Bank of Oak Ridge. They retired in 1981 and enjoyed socializing and golfing with friends and spending the winters in Tallahassee with family. Her husband died in 1988 and she remained in Oak Ridge until 1998 when she moved to Tallahassee to be close to her family.

For the next fifteen years, Margaret’s strong will and independence allowed her to live on her own as she enjoyed a busy social life. Even as her health declined over the last year, she insisted on living on her own and with assistance from her great granddaughter, Stephanie Guthrie, she was able to do so. For that, the family is eternally grateful.

She loved music, dancing, cooking, knitting and needlepoint. But more than anything, she loved her family. She will forever be missed by those she leaves behind.

She is survived by her son, Gordon Guthrie (Barbara), three grandchildren, David Guthrie (Lori), Sharon Bragg (Cecil), and Douglas Guthrie (Lisa), all of Tallahassee; a step-granddaughter, Dana Jackson of St. George, Island, and Carol Culbreth, the mother of her grandchildren. She also leaves behind eleven great grandchildren, several great, great grandchildren, and many devoted friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, David Guthrie, her parents, her brother, David Hale Tate, a grandson, Don Guthrie, and a step-great, great grandson, Vance Ketzel.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 7th, from 6-8pm with a celebration of her life on Thursday, May 8th at 2pm, both to be held at Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home on Riggins Road in Tallahassee, Florida. Donations may be made to Covenant Hospice. Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 7, 2014
  • Burial Saturday, May 24, 2014
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May 9, 2014

Margaret was loved by everyone at Merle Norman. She will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Thank you Stephanie for bringing Margaret to visit with us. It was always a joy... B.J.

nena

May 7, 2014

No one will every fill the spot you have in my heart often you said I was not just your hairdresser but your friend and you showed me you loved me in so many ways--so sweet Margaret I send to you a kiss and everyone who knew Margaret knew she never wanted to leave you with out a kiss. Margaret you were loved and you loved back---230 on Thursday will be always a time dear in my heart--God rest your sweet soul

Donna Shriver

May 6, 2014

Marna had a way of making everyone feel special and loved--a rare find. She will be missed by many. May this lovely woman RIP. Donna & Dana Shriver

Donna Shriver

May 6, 2014

Marna had a way of making everyone feel special and loved--a rare find. She will be missed by many. May this lovely woman RIP. Donna & Dana Shriver

Teresa DuPree'-Romero

May 6, 2014

The light of this candle does not measure up to light you brought to my life Margaret! Thank you for always being there!!!! Love you!

Candace Hires

May 5, 2014

Gordon and Barbara, thank you for sharing your mother with me. Sharon, thank you for sharing your grandmother with me. And Stephanie, thank you for being there for her. She was truly special and I will miss her terribly.

Claire & Paul Trusik

May 5, 2014

We will miss Margaret. We remember her being a second "Mom" to both Brian Trusik and Mike Trahan. We had good times together. Our sympathy goes out
to her family. Claire & Paul Trusik

Shannon Guthrie

May 5, 2014

I will never forget you Marna, RIP. I Love You!

Claire & Paul Trusik

May 5, 2014

Miss you Margaret.

Tom & Kathy Herzog

May 5, 2014

Margaret will be truly missed in the neighborhood. What a beautiful lady inside and out, with always a smile on her face. Our sympathy goes out to her devoted family. Tom & Kathy Herzog