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Claudia Guthrie Saxton

Claudia Guthrie Saxton 85 passed away May 1, 2020 at her home in Clinton, Ms. Due to the current situation in our world and the families concerns for their family and friends they will be having a private family graveside service at Midway Baptist Church in Benton, MS. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Clinton, Ms is handling arrangements.

Claudia was born on September 7th, 1934 in Yazoo County to Jessie and Ouida Eldridge Guthrie. She was an active member of Beulah Memorial Baptist Church.

Claudia was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Mamaw. She enjoyed being a member of her bowling league, playing bunco, chicken foot domino's and cards with friends. She especially enjoyed cooking for her family and her church, baking for all occasion and absolutely loved giving to others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Ouida Eldridge Guthrie and her twin sister, Claudine Guthrie Davis.

She is survived by daughters Rita Nan Saxton of Pearl, MS, Beverly Koenig and husband Travis of Benton, MS, Brenda Phillips and husband Mark of Clinton, MS; son, Richard Saxton and wife Kim of Byram, MS.; granddaughters, Amanda Saxton, Donna Harris and husband Tyler, Larissa Westbrook and husband JR, Sara Jenkins Furguson; grandsons, Craig Phillips and wife Katie Gay, Derek Phillips and wife Meredith, Ryan Saxton and wife Marla; great granddaughters, Cameron Saxton, Katie Woods, Parker Harris, Briley Phillips and Lily Belle Phillips; great grandson Grant Phillips and two great grandchildren on the way; brother Jessie Guthrie Jr. and wife Juanita of Benton, MS and sister Carlee Berry of Clinton, MS. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and many other extended family members and friends

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Beulah Memorial Baptist Church. 14000 MS-22, Bolton, MS 39041.


Claudia Guthrie Saxton
September 7, 1934 - May 1, 2020




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