History of the Restoration Movement

Chesley Emanuel Licagus Guthery


Chesley E. Guthery was a gospel preacher who lived in the community between Logan and Crane Hill, Alabama. He preached for the church of Christ at Prospect, on County Rd. 222. His mother, Martha Beatrice Speegle, was a daughter of David Speegle, long-time preacher in the area, though Speegle converted to the Mormon religion at one stage of his life. Chesley and Della Mae were highly respected in the community and in the church. He died in 1979 and is buried in the cemetery at Prospect Church.

Chesley E. & Della M. Guthery

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Directions To The Grave of C.E. Guthery

In North Central Alabama, take I-65 to Exit 308, and head west of Cullman on Hwy. 278. Go five miles and turn left on County Road 810. Go 6.3 miles to Co. Rd. 222. Turn left and go about a quarter mile. The Prospect church of Christ will be on the left, and just next to it the Prospect Cemetery. Travel up through the middle of the cemetery, and be looking on your left for a unique marker that looks like it was made out of a rock. From the rock, look one row to the right, and follow it down toward the trees. There will be a SPEEGLE down there, as well as C.E.L. Guthery's plot.

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Chesley E. September 8, 1887 - April 16, 1979
Della Mae - October 2, 1894 - May 20, 1980
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Chesley E. Guthery
September 8, 1887
April 16, 1979

Photos Taken October, 2011
Courtesy of Scott Harp

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