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James Lawrence Guthrie

June 1, 1941 ~ July 9, 2020 (age 79)


James Lawrence Guthrie, 79, of Alpena passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

James was born on June 1, 1941 in Alpena to the late Harry and Fidelis (McDonnell) Guthrie. On September 25, 1962, he married Shirley Hinkley. James enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and following grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley; five children, Jodi (Jeff) Gilmet, Terri Davis, Bonnie Kyes, Tom (Nancy) Guthrie, Harry (Amy Schultz) Guthrie; 21 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three siblings, Ken (Carol) Guthrie, Carol Ann (Mike) Keller, John Guthrie; brother-in-law, Gary (Maureen) Stevens; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Guthrie was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Keith; granddaughters, Kristina Gilmet, Trisha Moran; and siblings, Donna Stevens and Gary Guthrie.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Memorials: Alpena Huron Shores Babe Ruth and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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