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02/18/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Cornelius Guthrie

Cornelius Guthrie
(d. 16 Feb 2016)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   The sad news continues today.
   Cornelius Guthrie, father of the late  Grant Guthrie ('66) (d. 04 Aug 1974), passed away at Walter Reed Nursing Home in Gloucester on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the age of 98.

From The Daily Press - 02/21/16:

         Cornelius Guthrie
    NEWPORT NEWS - Cornelius "Gus" Guthrie, 98, of Newport News, died Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Walter Reed Nursing Home in Gloucester, Virginia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille; son, Grant; and stepson, Bobby Burton.

Cornelius was a Deacon and dearly loved his church, Calvary Baptist. He was always helping in many ways, but loved to be in the kitchen helping with the "Lunch Bunch".

He proudly served his country in the Air Force for 24 years. He later worked at McGuire Hospital where he retired in 1983 as Chief Radiologist Technician.

The family will receive friends at Peninsula Funeral Home on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Henry Bell
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 4700 Huntington Avenue, Newport VA 23607. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on February 18, 2016.
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February 18, 2016

He was a good man who always was very kind to me and our family, He lived a long life and made us laugh a lot!!

~ Janie Wampler, West Point, Virginia

February 18, 2016
The family of Alberta Gray Crocker's (children) are sad to hear and read of Cornelius' passing. We have enjoyed many visits to his home in Newport News, Virginia as well as his and Lucille's visits into Isle of Wight County, Virginia, particularly at our mom's house and picnics at the Barlow's Farm. God bless his remaining family during this sad, sad time.

Evelyn Barlow
Pauline Austin
Ann Litten
Marvin Crocker

~ Marvin Crocker
, Windsor, Virginia

uary 18, 2016

Paul and Bessie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All of us in therapy will miss Gus. He was a great guy.

~ Amy Clayton

February 21, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cornelius' Family. Cornelius was a wonderful and loving friend. We enjoyed many, many nights just chatting with Lucille and Cornelius at their home in Newport News. We were friends for over 50 years. God Bless and Keep you.
Ron, Beverly and Tracie Rogers

~ Ron, Bev, and Tracie Rogers, Newport News, Virginia

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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Guthrie's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

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