Dr. Herbert Carlton Guthrie

Dr. Herbert Carlton Guthrie

Dr. Herbert Carlton Guthrie
November 2, 1935 – November 5, 2017

ZEBULON – Dr. Herbert Carlton Guthrie, 82, died Sunday after months of declining health. Dr. Guthrie was born in Granville County to the late Fred & Rosa Wheeler Guthrie. He was a retired Dentist with his private practice located in Raleigh. He served in the Army at Fort Jackson in the Dental Corp. Dr. Guthrie attended Chowan College where he met Mavis. Later he attended East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his dental degree. Herb was a member of White Stone Lodge # 155 AF&AM, Masonic Lodge in Zebulon, NC, Past Potentate of the Amran Shriner, Quetzacoatl & the Order of Knights Tigers & Eagles. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mavis Guthrie.

He is survived by his sister, Beth G. Murray (Merritt) of Raleigh, Uncle, J. C. Guthrie, Aunt, Ruby Guthrie Stovall, brother-in-law, Ira Hughes Boyd (Mona) of Plymouth; sister-in-law, Ruby Boyd Davis (Bobby) of New Bern, 1 niece, 3 nephews, 5 great nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals For Children Transportation Fund, Amran Temple, 11101 Creedmoor Road. Raleigh, NC 27614

Memorial service 11 am, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591 with visitation from10-11 am, prior to the service. www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • R Frank Timberlake Posted November 7, 2017 7:12 am

    I did not know Herb, nor did I know he was right here in Zebulon. I may have seen him a few times as a child at his Stovall someplace. I thought the world of his mother, Miss Rosa an he dad, Mr Fred was a neat guy. They were great folks. For that reason I extend sincere sympathies to the family.

  • Margaret Robinson Posted November 7, 2017 1:46 pm

    I worked with Mavis for many years. I knew Herb. I am also a Granville County native. They were a great couple. All of you have my sympathy for your loss.

  • Andy and Helen Barefoot Posted November 7, 2017 8:01 pm

    A good man. He will be missed. We spent some fun times with Herb and Mavis.

  • Larry Wilson Posted November 8, 2017 9:54 pm

    Herb was my dentist and a good friend for a long time. I have many memories of our service to the community as members of the Raleigh Chapter of Ambucs. May God bless the Gutherie family as we remember Herb and Mavis.

  • MARY GUTHRIE HERBOWY Posted November 10, 2017 9:13 am

    I am sorry to hear about Carlton. James sent me an e-mail Sunday. My parents were Bill and Margaret Guthrie. I am one of the twins, Mary Guthrie Herbowy. Carlton and I sent e-mails back and forth for the last few years. He had not mentioned that he was sick. Fred and Rosa were the best. May he rest in peace now.

  • Harry L Guthrie (Director Emeritus) Posted November 11, 2017 3:47 pm

    Dr Herb was a member of Clan Guthrie-USA, Inc and first served on its Board of Directors in 1993. Herb and his wife, Mavis, helped organize and participated annually in Scottish Highland Games across the USA representing his Scottish ancestry. Dr Herb was proud to represent his Irish/Scottish roots and he enjoyed his fellowship with other Guthries participating in Clan-sponsored tours of Scotland. Clan Guthrie will miss Herb, but for the strong belief that God is saving him and his wife, Mavis (who preceeded him) a special place in Heaven.


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