FERRIDAY — Services for Dorothy Louise Rice Guthrie, 95, of Waterproof, who died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Young’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Owens Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Guthrie was born March 15, 1915, in Ferris, Texas, the daughter of Jeter Jordan Rice and Emma Lee Batchler Rice. She was a homemaker, a member of the Waterproof United Methodist Church and Bruin-Vidal Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of a number of other patriotic organizations including the National Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars, National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots, National Society of War of 1812, and Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims and Dames of the Court of Honor.
Mrs. Guthrie was instrumental in setting up the genealogical section of the Tensas Parish Library, donating money, a number of her own books and other material she had collected and prepared.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Donathan Guthrie; her parents; and one brother, Robert E. Rice.
Survivors include one sister, Julia Mae Lentz Williams and husband, O’Banion Jr., of Houston, Texas; one nephew, James T. Lentz II and wife, Debbie, of Waterproof; five nieces, Karen R. Hair and husband, Donald, of Gulfport, Lois R. Harrison and husband, Owen, of San Angelo, Texas, Nancy R. Hennan and husband, David, of St. Rose, La., Linda L. Lentz of Covington, La., and Dorothy L. Palmer and husband, Dr. James Palmer, of Homer, La.; and one sister-in-law, Anna Rice of San Angelo.
Pallbearers will be H.T. Goldman III, Jack Hopkins Jr., Larry Moss, Robert Manning Jr., Mac Hazlip and Billy Guthrie.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Truman James and H.C. Miller III.
Memorials may be made to Tensas Academy, United Methodist Church of St. Joseph or a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.youngsfh.com.