April 28, 1940 ~ February 9, 2022
Born in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Beverly Guthrie Lougher 81, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on February 9, 2022.
Beverly was a native of Lawrenceville, GA and retired from ASK Research & Development, Inc, Norcross in 2005. She was born in her grandfather, John W. Guthrie’s home on Pleasant Hill Road April 28, 1940.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John B and Edna Raby Guthrie, her husband of 55 years, James E. Lougher, and her sister Hazel Underwood. She is survived by her sons, Andy (Laurie), Scotty, Wynne and her grandchildren, Cody and Brooke, her brother-in-law, Charlie Underwood, her brother-in-law, David Lougher and sister-in-law, Delores Lougher. She is survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. She was blessed with many cousins – Helmic, Lougher, Raby, and Guthrie. Her pride and joy were her family, and her favorite saying was “Family is everything”. Growing up in the extended Guthrie family was a blessing to her with many wonderful memories.
Beverly graduated in 1958 from Rabun Gap Nacoochee High School, Rabun Gap, GA and in 1962 from North Georgia College, Dahlonega, GA. She was active with the Rabun Gap Alumni Association, especially the 1950 decade’s alumni, led by the Rabun Gap alumni leaders, Janie Owens and Laura Schott. The 50’s alumni, volunteered by Dale Denham Shaffield, class of 1959 worked with Burma Coleman and Billy Joe Stiles to create the gardens for the new Alumni Heritage Center. Working as a team, Beverly, Carol Dickerson Dunbar, class of 52 and Jim Darnell, class of 57 created the Alumni Memorial Brick Walkway.
Beverly and Jim loved to travel, especially the National Parks. Beverly captured the beauty of the parks with her camera. Jim was a gardener and created rhododendron and azalea gardens at their home. In the spring the gardens are a show place. Beverly tried to grow flowers, but the deer ate them as fast as she planted them.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to these two places below:
The Rabun Gap Nacoochee School Alumni Heritage Center, 339 Nacoochee Dr., Rabun Gap, GA 30568 https://www.rabungap.org/support/make-a-gift Under designation click other and type AHC.
Sweetwater Memorial Chapel, Attn: Marcy Cain, 802 Heritage Post Lane, Grayson, GA 30017
A celebration of life gathering will be held at Sweetwater Memorial Chapel from 12:00- 4:00PM on March 6, 2022, 1000 Pleasant Hill Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044