Dorothy Rebecca Williams Guess, known by all as Dot, passed away on Monday October 5, 2015. Dot was a lifelong resident of Stone Mountain, GA. She graduated from Agnes Scott College and later Georgia State. Dot was a DeKalb County School Teacher for 35 years spending most of that time as a First Grade Teacher at Stone Mountain Elementary. She was also a member and past President of the Stone Mountain Woman‘s Club, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Stone Mountain for over 60 years, and a member of PEO. Dot was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William Marion Guess, Sr and her son William Marion Guess, Jr. She is survived by her Daughter, Becky Sanders and her husband Mike Sanders, Daughter in law, Iliana Guess, grandchildren, William Marion Guess, III, Casi Guess Pickering and Greg Pickering, April Sanders Fleming and David Fleming, and Dee Sanders Croke and Kevin Croke, great grandchildren, Anna Kate Pickering, Ella Grace Pickering, Alice Croke, Andrew Croke and Tatum Fleming. Funeral Services will be held Friday October 9, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at The First United Methodist Church of Stone Mountain with Dr. Ellen Sheppard officiating. Burial Stone Mountain Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday October 8, from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel. Flowers accepted or those desiring may make donations in her memory to The First United Methodist Church of Stone Mountain 5312 West Mountain Street Stone Mountain, GA 30083, Stone Mountain Woman’s Club 1929 Society P.O. Box 28 Stone Mountain, GA 30086, Stone Mountain Historical Society P.O. Box 71 Stone Mountain, GA 30086-0071.

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  1. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort, continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21: 4. Our prayers are with you.

  2. My “Great Aunt Dot was a Great person “.
    The last of the sweetest sisters ever. I always thought that she was the sweetest of the four. Maybe because she was the baby sister. She will be missed, and I will cherish the memories that I have of her.

  3. Dot, I’m gonna miss you. Thanks so much for being a wonderful grandma to me throughout the years. I loved all the stories you shared with me. Dee still wears your ring which was such a precious gift.

    Stone Mountain will never forget you!


  4. Always called you “Miss Dot.” One of the kindest persons I’ve ever known. Never a harsh word. Of course, Marion (son) and I were best friends through high school and I grieve his loss as well. Say hello to Marion for me. “For tis a far better place to which we go.”

  5. Becky so sorry for your los remember Mrs Guess in 1st grade and thru the years always with a smile on her face

  6. So sorry for your loss, Dot was a wonderful friend to all, and will surely be missed here in this life. But we will see her again in Heaven. Love to you Becky and the family.

  7. So sorry for your loss. The Rainey family always lived in the same neighborhood as Miss Dot. I remember going to her house trick or treating every year growing up. She was my teacher for a few weeks in the first grade and then I moved to Ms. Rocket’s room. I will always remember Miss Dot and her sweet smile. Heaven gained another angel.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time..

    The Beam children, Nancy, Rita, Joan, Emily, Ralph, Margie, and Nona.

  9. So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Miss Dot was a sweet Lady. She was always so nice when we was in business in Stone Mountain. Becky you and Mike done a good job of caring for her. I know you and your family are going to miss her. God Bless you and all the family.

  10. Dear Becky and Mike, Dianne Sackett Roper sent me news of your mother’s passing. I am so sorry to hear the sad news. My prayers are with you and Mike. Please tell Cole that I thank about him and Libby frequently and the time that I went to see them in Charleston.
    I truly love all my StoneMountain friends; it was one of the happiest times in my life…may God bless you and your family and all my “Granite” friends.
    Mr. G.

  11. Dear Becky,
    My heart goes out to you at this time. I have been down this road and to me it’s one of life’s greatest losses. You never get over missing your mother! You had a wonderful mother and you were blessed to have her for an extra long time. You have no regrets because you were there for her and with her to the end! As you go through grieving, you will be comforted by the years of sweet and beautiful memories you have to recall. You were blessed to have her example and you are walking in her footsteps. My prayers and my heartfelt sympathy are with you. God bless you, dear sweet Becky.

  12. I wish I could be at the service. She will always be my favorite teacher and one of my favorite people. What better can we say about a person than she always made me feel special? Long after 1st grade was gone, she still came up to me, patted my hand, told me how proud she was of me and hugged me tight. I’ll always miss her.

  13. Miss Dorothy was a beloved family friend, and teacher. I do not believe there was ever a time of bereavement for my family that she was not there to console. That makes my absence from the visitation and service painful for me, but please know that you are in my thoughts. She touched so many lives in such a warm and supportive way.

  14. Becky, I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go to you and your family.Your mom was a great teacher and I really enjoyed knowing her. She was a wonderful person and she will be missed by many.

  15. Ms. Dot was my first grade teacher as was to many, and also attended the same church, Stone Mountain Methodist. She always made school fun and was understanding of “Little First Graders”. Ms. Dot will be missed by all ; my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Vannette Chandler

  16. Becky I was sorry to hear about your mom. She was my teacher in elementary school and I remember her fondly. What a wonderful long life she had. My sympathy goes out to you and your family. She was a great lady.

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