Mrs. Johnnie Bailey Guthrie, 74, resident of 5357 N. Roxboro Road, died Friday afternoon at her home. Johnnie was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Roy K. and Ida Mae Nifong Bailey. She was a 1953 graduate of Durham High School. Her first employment was with the Durham Hosiery Mill. Johnnie later was employed with the Durham Redevelopment Commission. Her last employment was with the City of Durham in the Planning Department. Johnnie and her husband, Jimmy, have been members of the WBBCI Travel Club since 1977 and have enjoyed traveling in their motor home all over the U.S and Canada.
Johnnie was a member of Northgate Chapel.
Surviving is her husband of 54 years, James E. Guthrie, one niece and five nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11AM Monday at Northgate Chapel.
Presiding will be Evangelist Robert Adcock and Evangelist Mark Hartly. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home.
Flowers are acceptable or memorials may be made to Gideons International, Durham South Camp, P.O. Box 2155, Durham, NC 27702 or Heartland Hospice, 3117 Poplarwood Court, Suite 114, Raleigh, NC, 27604.