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Ethel Dean Guess - 87 of Valdosta passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born on March 18, 1930 in Garretts Bend, WV to the late Basil & Dora (McClure) Bragg. She earned her LPN degree later in life and enjoyed taking care of others. She worked with Crestwood Nursing Home and also was a private duty sitter with Elder Care. She was Church of Christ by faith and enjoyed crossword puzzles & watching westerns. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jolly Gay Moses Rogers; great grandson, Dalton Yarbrough and brother, Doyle Bragg.
Survivors Include: 3 daughters & sons-in-law: Dora & Bruce Carpenter, Port Orange, FL, Ethel & James Yarbrough, Valdosta, Dorthy Morabito, Hollister, CA; 12 grandchildren: Valerie Urban (Michael), Sherry Rowe (Gene), Melanie Howell, David Howell (Lenora), Joya Howell, Heather Peavy (David), Jasmine Yarbrough, Jessica Yarbrough, Megan Morabito, Courtney Morabito, Rhonda Frasu (Reggie) and Christine Ogle; 23 great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; sister: Dorothy Graley, Hurricane, WV; brother & sister-in-law: Kyle & Linda Bragg, Brunswick, GA; adopted daughter: Loujeania & Jonathan Bruhl, Panama City, FL and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services with burial to follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening, May 22, 2017 at the funeral home. Special thanks to Pruitt Hospice and all of its employees for the special care & compassion that was shown during this difficult journey. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Guess family is being cared for by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services, Valdosta.
Published on May 22, 2017
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