Mr. Hugh Guffey age 76 of the Kenny’s Bend Community at Rock City died under the care of High Point Hospice at 12:23 p.m. Monday afternoon July 10, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin where he was admitted July 7th, suffering from respiratory health problems.
Eld. Dewey Dyer officiated at the 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon July 10th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Circle Park at Smith County Memorial Gardens.
He was one of six children of the late Raymond Guffey who died at the age of 67 on May 5, 1983 and Sarah Elizabeth Reece Guffey who died at the age of 96 on August 24, 2012.
Siblings preceding him in death were Daura Neal, Frances Harville, Glenda Bullington and Jack Guffey.
On October 3, 1959 in Hartsville he was united in marriage to Hartsville native Lassie Mae Gulley by her grandfather Bro. Robert Gulley.
They were preceded in death by a son John Allen “Johnny” Guffey who died at the age of 50 on January 3, 2015 of heart disease.
Mr. Guffey was saved in a field while working at 3 p.m. in the afternoon in 1969 and was of the Missionary Baptist faith.
He was a former mechanic for New Jersey Zinc Co. in Gordonsville and later operated farms for C. E. Hackett.
Surviving in addition to his wife of almost fifty eight years are two sons, William Guffey and Tommy Guffey both of the Kennys Bend Community; sister, Linda Cunningham of Carthage; five grandchildren, Jennifer Guffey, John and William Anthony Guffey, Ashley Guffey and Jacob Guffey.; seven great-grandchildren, Taylor Hagan, Jonathan Guffey, Jaden Richardson, David Richardson, Lincoln Mayfield, Skylar Guffey and Cheyenne Guffey.