Kay Hodges Gutherie

August 15, 1930 ~ May 20, 2012 (age 81)

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 to sign the online guest register.

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