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Edith Hopper Guthrie

Edith Hopper Guthrie

Edith Hopper Guthrie, died on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Four Seasons's Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

She was born on July 31, 1919, in London, Ky,. to the late James Dixon Hopper and Ethel Corn Hopper.

She was proceeded in death by their daughter, Bonnie Rae Stratton in 1980 and by her husband of 73 years, Charles Ison Guthrie, in 2011.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol Jean and her husband, Bob Heilman, four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

During the years Charles worked for the C & C Coal Company in Kentucky, Edith managed their large commissary until 1958. Then, for the next 30 years, she and her husband owned and operated a drycleaners in Frankfort and Lexington, Ky.

After retirement in 1991 they moved to Hendersonville where they owned a home near Etowah. In 2004 she and Charles moved to the Harbor Building and then The Bridge, both of Lake Point Landing. Edith was a skilled seamstress, quilter, and a designer of Santa Clauses. She was an avid reader and loved flower gardening. She lived a long, full life on this earth, but she was ready to enjoy her eternal home in heaven.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel.

The family will receive friends starting at 9:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Elizabeth House Renovation Fund in memory of Edith Guthrie, The Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Rd. Flat Rock, N.C. 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.