Born in Hazlehurst, MS, Mrs. Guess was a homemaker; member of the First Baptist Church in Oak Grove, LA before moving to Manchester and member of the Forest Mill Methodist Church in Manchester. She loved dancing, playing old records, gardening, fishing, embroidering and cooking. Her entire life revolved around her children and grandchildren. She was always there for their sports, dance recitals, plays or just family “get togethers”. She also loved old movies with “Gone With The Wind”, “The Africa Queen”, “Forest Gump” and “Sweet Home Alabama” being among her favorites. She will be remembered as a truly wonderful mother who lived her life as an example for her beloved children to follow.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Paul Guess, Jr.; parents, Burnell Shelton, Jr. and Rachel Subye Cowan Shelton; sister, Jane Austin Shelton Van Matre; brother, Burnell Shelton, III; great-granddaugter, Alexis Danielle Lowery; nephew, Jeffery K. Van Matre; sisters-in-law, Jane Shelton and Mary Shelton; and her precious and faithful little dogs, Prissy I and Prissy II.
She is survived by her children, Mickey Guess Foster (Bobby) of Manchester, Oscar Paul Guess, III (Juanita Anderton) of Tullahoma and Judy Guess Lowery (Roy Myers) of Manchester; two brothers, Thomas Edwin Shelton of Great Falls, VA and Gary Drew Shelton of Manchester; seven grandchildren, Michael Foster (Shelby), Christopher Foster (Joanna), Missy Foster (Jody Blanton), Rhonda Prater (Junior), Shane Lowery, Tiffany Guess and April Brown Holley; seven great-grandchildren, Tripp Foster, Tessa Foster, Nathan Foster, Kierstyn Prater, Amelia Prater, Paisley Prater and Brennon Blanton; numerous Shelton and Van Matre nieces ad nephews; many other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 11 am – 2 pm at Central Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will also be conducted on Saturday at 2 pm at Central Funeral Home with Reverend Don Morris officiating.
Burial will follow at the Manchester City Cemetery.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME in Charge of Arrangements.