Jones County woman celebrates 90th birthday | People
Many of us will never be able to say that we lived to see The Great Depression, World War II, John F. Kennedy's assignation, a man walking on the moon, Watergate, September 11, and Hurricane Katrina. But one Jones County woman can proudly proclaim she has lived through them all.
On June 27, Earline Guthrie from the Powers Community will turn 90 years old. She was born in 1922 to Earl Hicks Manning, an insurance salesman and constable, and Eula Huddleston Manning of Sandersville. Earline was the second oldest child and the oldest daughter out of the Mannings' nine children.
Guthrie has lived a majority of her life in Jones County with the exception being the years she lived in Yazoo County while married to her husband, Grady Guthrie. Earline and Grady moved to Bentonia shortly after being married. Their life there included owning a rolling store, maintaining a farm, and having five children-- Jerry Guthrie, Charles Guthrie, Connie Guthrie Bagwell, Sandra Guthrie Norris, and Gail Guthrie Derryberry. Upon Grady's death at a young age, Earline moved her family-- with children ranging from fifteen years old to four years old-- back home to Jones County. After moving home, Guthrie learned to drive and worked various jobs while raising her children as a single parent.
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