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L. E. (Gene) Guess

July 21, 1935 — September 7, 2010

L. E. (Gene) Guess, 75, lifelong resident of Valdosta, died on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at Langdale Hospice House after a lengthy illness. Born on July 21, 1935, the son of the late Elisha G. and Sally Griffis Guess, he was a 1954 graduate of Valdosta High School. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe, and when he returned to Valdosta, he began a 41-year career with PCA Papermill in Clyattville, retiring in 1998. During the years he spent at PCA, he worked shifts with many of his close friends. He loved to meet frequently with his Valdosta High School Class Mates, he loved spending time at the beach, traveling and fishing with family, and he loved his dogs, Catalina and Charlie.

Survivors are his wife of 51 years, Geraldine Warren Guess of Valdosta; daughter and son in law, Jan and Mike Morgan of Valdosta; son, Tony E. Guess of Navarre, Florida; son in law, Bobby (Vickie) Horne of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Tiffany and Matthew Stubbs of Valdosta, Michael Morgan of Valdosta, Robert Horne of Tallahassee, Florida, Allison Horne and Sarah Horne of Tallahassee, Florida; sister in law, Florene Guess of Valdosta, brothers in law and sisters in law, Elmer and Betty Warren of Valdosta, Jimmy and Charlotte Warren of Thomasville; numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Guess was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Ann Guess Horne, brother, Po Ed Guess, sister, Margaret Guess, mother in law, Ora Lee Harris and stepfather in law, T. J. Harris.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Mr. Jere Via will officiate. Burial will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Carson McLane Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6 � 8 p.m. Flowers will be received or donations may be made to Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ or to Langdale Hospice House. Condolences may be conveyed online at

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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