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April 7, 1942 ~ September 28, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
Elaine Longhurst, age 81, of Guthrie, KY, passed away on Thursday, September 28,
2023 at her residence.
Elaine was born on April 7, 1942 in Clarksville, TN to the late Charles Greer and Marion
Coe Greer. Elaine is also preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Longhurst Jr.
and brother, Perry Coe Greer.
Elaine is survived by her sons, Russ (Christina) Longhurst and Glen Longhurst;
grandchildren, Jaxon, Brooke, and Will Longhurst.
A funeral service for Elaine will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 1:00 PM at
Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Chad McCabe officiating. Visitation will be on
Monday, October 2, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral
Home and Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 12:00 PM until the hour of service at the
church. Burial to follow directly after the service at Highland Cemetery in Guthrie, KY.
Pallbearers will be: Jimmy Turner, Ray Wheeler, Scott Marshall, Henry “Boogie” Oliver,
Wilson Sisk and Jaxon Longhurst.
Upon graduation from Clarksville High School, Elaine earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Education from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts in Education from
Austin Peay State University. Elaine served her community as a teacher at Ft. Campbell
High School, Guthrie Elementary School, and Todd County Middle School. Elaine was a
lifelong servant of the community that included: board member of the Todd County
Library, board member of the Guthrie Community Lending Library, board member and
treasurer of Todd County Housing Authority, 50-year member of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, committee member and treasurer of the Robert Penn Warren
Birthplace Museum. Elaine will be known for her elaborate rose gardens and her service
as the president of the Les Candides Garden Club. Her artistry was not only in the garden but
was also prevalent in her cross stitch and needlework. Elaine will be fondly remembered
and greatly missed at Clarksville Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a lifelong
member and actively involved in various church ministries. Her commitments to her
family, friends and community were always blessings in Elaine’s life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church Endowment
Fund, 317 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN, the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace Museum,
P.O. Box 525, Guthrie, KY 42234, or Guthrie Main Street, P.O. Box 67, Guthrie, KY
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal Tarpley Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison
Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences and live streaming of
the service may be made and viewed at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.
Monday October 2, 2023 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home 1510 Madison Street Clarksville, TN 37040
Tuesday October 3, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Trinity Episcopal Church 317 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040
Tuesday October 3, 2023 1:00 PM Trinity Episcopal Church 317 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040