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The Rev. J. Allan Guthrie, 84, of Coahoma, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Salem Cemetery with the Rev. Matt Miles of Fort Davis officiating.
He was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Navasota, Texas, to Helen and Shirlie Guthrie. He grew up in Graham. He graduated from Austin College in Sherman and Austin Seminary in Austin. He pastored Presbyterian churches in San Antonio, San Angelo, Sonora, Gladewater and the First Presbyterian Church of Sweetwater until his retirement. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Guthrie of Tomball; two sons, John A. Guthrie and wife Nancy of Cedar City, Utah, and Gil Guthrie and wife Lizanne of Wichita, Kan.; three step-sons, Greg Smith and wife Gloria of Tomball, Brian Smith of La Porte and Glenn Smith and wife Claire of Bedford, Mass.; one sister, Janet Sims and husband Jerry of McKinney; one niece, Loretta Sims of McKinney; one nephew, Eddie Sims and wife Cindy of Atlanta, Ga.; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Margay Woodward Guthrie.
The family suggests memorials to First Presbyterian Churches of Big Spring or Coahoma; American Alzheimer's Association or other favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com