Services for Sandra Graves Guess, 71, were held Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church. Mrs. Guess died Monday, Nov. 12 at her home in Madison. Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mrs. Guess was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She graduated from Forest Hill High School where she was active as the drum majorette and participated in the Lions All State Band. She received her BA degree from Millsaps College. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and was active in many activities including stage performances.

Mrs. Guess was a retired public School Teacher. She taught English and Latin in the Jackson Public Schools at Murrah, Chastain, and Wingfield schools.

She married Charles D. Guess in August, 1963 and celebrated 49 years of marriage this past August. She was a member and past president of the Central Medical Auxillary, past delegate to the American Medical Alliance, and past member of Leadership Jackson. She was active in Alta Woods United Methodist Church and Parkway Hills United Methodist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir.

She was a member of the Board of Directors of Jackson Preparatory School and Secretary for the Board of Directors of Mississippi Ballet Theatre. In addition, she played tennis with the Jackson Ladies Tennis Association and weekly bridge.

Mrs. Guess was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Gladys Graves.Survivors include her husband, Dr. Charles D. Guess; her two children, Cindy Funkhouser of Flora and Brad Guess of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren;her brother, Dr. Glen R. Graves; and a niece and nephew.

Memorials may be sent to Parkway Hills United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1721, Madison, 39110 or to Millsaps College, 1701 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39210.