Homerville, GA Rev. Talmadge Guess, 74, affectionately known as “Brother Talmadge” for his ministry, service and dedication to serving his Lord and Master, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at his residence. Bro Talmadge was born May 24, 1939 in Lanier County to the late Aaron Guess and Louvinnie Brogdon Guess. He moved with his family to Ware County, GA at the age of 13. He attended Ware County schools and graduated from Waycross High School in 1957. Brother Talmadge accepted the Lord as his savior at the age of 14. He was ordained at the age of 17 on August 25, 1957 and preached the Word of God and lived it out until his last breath continually witnessing even from his bedside. He pastored the Homerville Congregational Methodist Church, commonly known as Brother Talmadge’s church for 40 plus years. He was a supervisor on the Alapaha Soil Conservation Board and he served on the board for 25 years. He drove a school bus for the Clinch County Board of Education 23 years and was a self-employed master plumber. He was an avid hunter, outdoors man and had a love for horses and was a devoted Clinch County High School sports fan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dartha Steedley Guess; one brother: Edward Guess; five sisters: Gainer Cox, Myrtle Bennett, Mickey Williams, Gene McMillian and Eloise Bailey. Survivors are his wife, Sybil Morrison Guess, Homerville; three sons and daughters-in-law: JaRon & Ann Guess, Blackshear, Carthel & DeeDee Guess and Tracy & Sylvia Guess, all of Homerville; one daughter & son-in-law: Darlene & Gary Daniel, Manor, GA. He was affectionately known as “Papa T” by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step-great grandchildren which include: ten grandchildren: Kaitlyn Guess, Tristan Guess, Ethan Guess, Carleigh Guess, Drew Daniel, Garrett & Rachel Daniel, Travon Guess, Travia Guess, Talon Guess, and Zorea Guess and one great grandson: Amaziah Guess; two step daughters and son-in-law: Karla and Wade Daniel and Kristi and Jim Dickerson, all of Homerville; four step grandchildren: Ryan and Tina Daniel, Chase & Brooklyn Daniel, Trey Dickerson, KristiAnna Dickerson; six step great grandchildren: Grayson Daniel, Cathryn Daniel, Braelyn Daniel, Gage Daniel, Hannah Daniel and Luke Daniel and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at eleven o’clock at Brother Talmadge’s Church, Homerville Congregational Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday night from 5 til 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Brother Talmadge will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be sent to the Talmadge Guess Memorial Fund, HCMC, P.O. Box 402, Homerville, GA 31634 Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net. Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.