Effie Guthrie, daughter of Arren H. Guthrie and Lucy Newbern, was a lifelong resident of Ray City, GA and many of the Guthrie family connection still reside here. She married first Ralph Knight.
Ralph Knight was one of the Knight brothers of Ray City, GA: Paul, Adrian, Ralph, and Raleigh, all sons of Walter Howard Knight and Jimmie Gardener Gullette. There were four Knight sisters; Julia Elizabeth Knight, and Ruby Texas Knight, Dollie Howard Knight, and Laurie Inez Knight.
Effie became good friends with her sister-in-law Julia Knight. After Ralph Knight was killed in the Otranto disaster of World War I, Julia and Effie sometimes travelled together. Around 1921-22, the two women travelled by train to New York City on a shopping trip. Later, Effie married Ralph’s brother, Adrian Knight.