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Malthus Lee Guthrie
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DURHAM: Malthus Lee Guthrie died at his home in Durham on February 20, 2017. He was born in Burlington, North Carolina on January 26, 1934. His parents were John Henry and
Vedrin Isley Guthrie.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Cole Guthrie; children, Sharon G. Cumberland, Malthus Lee Guthrie, Jr., Steven Edward Guthrie; grandchildren, Caitlin Cumberland, Cameron Cumberland, Amy Severson; sister, Carol Phillips; nieces, Kimberly Darnell, Karen Fearrington; and nephew, John Brower. Predeceasing him was his brother John Kenneth Guthrie.

Lee was a member of Yates Baptist Church in Durham N.C. He served for four years in the U.S. Air Force and then graduated in 1960 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration. His first job was with Peat Marwick, Mitchell & Company in Charlotte, N.C. After several years in public accounting, he became Treasurer of Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company and later worked as Tax Manager for Daniel International in Greenville, S.C. In 1980 he became self-employed in a tax and accounting practice.

A memorial service will be held at Clements Funeral Service in Durham on Thursday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation with the family will held in the Gathering Room at Clements following the service.

Please make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105; or Yates Baptist Church Building Fund, 2819 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham NC 27707.

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room




2:45 PM
Clements Funeral Service in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Hospital

501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Yates Baptist Church

2819 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707

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