Mrs. Betty Jo Guthrie Parrish, age 75, of Lyons, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Athens, Alabama, moved to Georgia as a child, and later moved to Toombs County in the late 1960s. She worked at Oxford in Vidalia and Lyons for sixteen years. She enjoyed fishing, yard work, and flowers; and was a Baptist by faith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Parrish; her son, Johnny McClung; parents, Calvin Maple Guthrie and Irene Reece Guthrie; siblings W.D. Guthrie, Dennie Guthrie, Larry Guthrie, Tony Guthrie and Harold Guthrie.
Her family includes her daughter, Sherry Willis and fiancé Craig Smith of Vidalia; one brother, Curtis Guthrie of Dublin; two sisters, Ann Hutcheson of Vidalia and Bobbie Nowling of Dublin; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private burial will be on Monday at the Lyons City Cemetery.
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