Kay Hodges Gutherie

Born: Fri., Aug. 15, 1930
Died: Sun., May 20, 2012

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Kay Hodges Gutherie, age 81, of Dawsonville, GA, formerly of Greensboro, GA, died on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at her residence. Born in Early County, GA on August 15, 1930, she was the daughter of K. J. and Eloise Harris Hodges. She attended high school in Blakely, GA. She graduated from LaGrange College in 1951 and began her teaching career at Tucker Elementary School. She received a Master of Education degree from Georgia State University in 1974. She taught for thirty-three years in DeKalb, Oconee and Greene Counties.

She was preceded in death by son, Samuel Alfred "Al" Gutherie; daughter, Mary Claire Gutherie; and granddaughter, Cassidy Gutherie. She is survived by husband, Samuel Addison Gutherie of Dawsonville formerly of Greensboro; daughters, India Kocina and husband Alan of Cumming and Leslie Smith of Braselton; daughter-in-law, Jan Gutherie of Auburn; grandchildren, Corey Gutherie and wife Audrey, Wesley Riemenschneider and wife Ashley, Erin Riemenschneider and Addison Smith; great granddaughters, Isabel Gutherie and McKenna Riemenschneider; great grandson, Samuel Gutherie; sisters, Charlotte Smith of Avondale and Laura Stooksbury of Hayesville, NC; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. John Pike officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Jim Buckley, Richard McDaniel, Dale Ward, Mike Lowe, Dillard Davison and Doug Askew. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro, GA. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Elaine & Terry Cantrell
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. Each of you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
My love, prayers and deepest sympathy to all the family. I am in TX for two graduations and sorry I can't be with you in Greensboro. I pray the Lord will give you extra strength during these hard days and happy memories in the days ahead. Love, Jane Cobb

Richard and Marilyn Schneider
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss.

William Poole
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Sam, my sincere condonlences and sympathy,

Cecelia R. Smith
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Dear Sam, Please accept my condolences on the death of your wife, Kay. Jim Choomack sent us the information today and I did not read my emails until late in the evening. Know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. May you get through these difficult times by putting your hands in the name of the Lord. Long ago, a minister in Washington DC said that no one gets out of this life alive, and that we all have an appointment with the Lord. It is always difficult for those who are left to grieve and you will miss your Kay, but you now have an angel working for you. Sincerely, Cecelia

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Dear Sammie and family, God Bless all of you at this time of your sorrow. Kay was a very sweet lady. Blessings, Betty Jo Evans

Harry and Nancy Bufford
   Posted Tue May 22, 2012
Our prayers are with you. We fondly remember both you and Kay and all the good things you did for others. Nancy and Harry

Wendell Dawson
   Posted Tue May 22, 2012
Ms. Gutherie was my seventh grade teacher at Watkinsville School in the early fifties. She was a pretty lady. She let us sing patriotic songs and say the pledge of allegiance. Her husband was a Second Lt in or going into the service soon and she had some anxiety about that. So sad to read about her personal losses over the succeeding decades. May God Bless her Family.

Cherry Bethea
   Posted Wed May 23, 2012
Dear Charlotte and Laura, Joe V emailed me about Kay. It doesn't seem that long ago that we played together on the dusty roads. We were fortunate to have such terrific cousins. Kay had a full, meaningful life, and I know she will be missed. I hope to visit Georgia in the fall, as I am retiring this summer. I will rent a car and attempt to see as many relatives as I can. May God bless you both. Love, Cherry Bethea

Horace Harwell
   Posted Wed May 23, 2012
Sammie, Did not know about your loss until yesterday afternoon. I offer my deepest sympathy and know you will be in my prayers in the days ahead.

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Deepest sympathy to you in the passing of a wonderful lady. She was always friendly and cheerful. Her legacy is one to be honored. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Nancy Gutherie
   Posted Fri June 15, 2012
I am so sorry to learn of Kay's death. Skip emailed me today. I remember fun times while we were living on Lake Oconee. I am thinking of you at this sad time. Nancy Gutherie