Merle Braswell Guthrie, age 88, passed away Dec. 7, 2019. Funeral service was held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 from Mt. Hilliard Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Pat McWhorter officiating.

Burial followed in the church cemetery with Gray Funeral Home directing. A visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas (J.T.) Guthrie and a sister, Frances Braswell Smith. She is survived by three daughters: Melissa (David) Oswell of Huntsville, Alabama, Katrina (Norman) Woody of Harvest, Alabama and Ramona (Jeff) Hall of Meridianville, Alabama; sister: Martha Braswell (Bob) Reed of Auburn, Alabama; brother-in-law: John William Smith of Montgomery, Alabama; five grandchildren: Shelby Hall, Joshua (Chasidy) Oswell, Daniel (Holly) Oswell, Matthew Woody and Jeremiah Woody.

Pallbearers were Joshua Oswell, Daniel Oswell, Matthew Woody, Jeremiah Woody, Ross Reed and Clayton Reed.

The family expresses special thanks to the staff of Southern Springs Healthcare Facility. Memorials may be made to Mt. Hilliard Cemetery Fund in care of Mitzi Powell, 2856 County Road 14, Union Springs, Alabama 36089.

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