Lucille Guthrie Mades, 94, of Beaufort, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

Her service was Tuesday at Oceanview Cemetery in Beaufort.

Lucille Guthrie Mades was born in Beaufort to the late John and Mit Guthrie. She was a graduate of Beaufort High School, class of 1941. During World War II, Lucille was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. She received her Registered Nurse Medical College Academic Preparation at William & Mary College and the Medical College of Virginia. Lucille was also a graduate of Kings Daughters Hospital School of Nursing in Portsmouth, Va.

After World War II, she returned to Beaufort and worked as a registered nurse at the Morehead Hospital. She terminated her employment at the hospital to become Dr. Luther Felcher’s office nurse on Front Street in Beaufort.

Prior to her retirement, Lucille passed the N.C. Public Health Nurse Requirement test, and for 18 years was employed by the Carteret County Board of Education as a school nurse. Lucille served five respective Carteret County schools on a weekly workday rotation schedule.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Willis of Smyrna; son, Robert Keith Mades and wife Dianna of Beaufort; grandchildren, Stacey Dee Willis of Straits and Belinda Marie Mades and Melanie Mades, both of Beaufort; and great-grandchild, Stacey Dee Willis Jr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Dee Honey Mades,” a Beaufort native; and a daughter, Mit T. Mades.

In lieu of flowers, Lucille asks that you make a memorial donation in her memory to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and internet condolences through

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