‘Tommy’ Guillebeau
EVANS — Robert Thomas “Tommy” Guillebeau, of Owens Road, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2015) at his residence. He was 82 years old and had resided in Evans since 2005, having moved here from Thomaston.
Born the son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Leila Glaze Guillebeau, he was a native of Lincolnton. He was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Dempsey Guillebeau, and a sister, Lenoir LaMountt.
He graduated from Lincolnton High School, where he played football, and was a scholarship athlete at Gordon Military College and Presbyterian College. He held degrees from Presbyterian College, Peabody College and the University of Georgia that prepared him for a lifelong service in the field of education.
After honorably serving in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot and as the flight aide to the division commander, he was a teacher and coach in the schools of Warren County, Ware County and Tift County. He was principal of Cedartown High School prior to becoming superintendent of the Polk County Schools. He also served as the headmaster of Gatewood Academy in Putnam County.
Perhaps one of his greatest professional achievements was serving the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and eventually becoming the executive director of that organization. During his tenure as executive director, the state semifinals were moved to the Georgia Dome and all state basketball and football championship games were broadcast for the first time. He was also instrumental in the GHSA funded catastrophic insurance policy that covers every Georgia high school athlete.
Furthermore, he was also instrumental in starting the state-wide cheerleading competition.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Pitts Guillebeau; two daughters, Donna G. Williams (husband, Rick), of Milledgeville, and Beth G. McElwee (husband, Bobby), of Gainesville; a son, Joe Guillebeau, of Wilmington, Del.; a sister-in-law, Peggy Guillebeau, of Albany; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Lincolnton Baptist Church with Dr. Ralph Swearngin and the Rev. Tripp Goodwin officiating.
Interment will follow in the Lincolnton City Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Watson Guillebeau, David Guillebeau, Mark Guillebeau, Kip Burdette, Dan Burdette and Lee Chomskis.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service in the fellowship hall of the church.
The family also requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Lincolnton Baptist Church, P.O. Box 357, Lincolnton, Ga. 30817.
To sign the guestbook visit www.beggsfuneralhome.net
Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, and Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory are serving the family.

Annette Justice
Bernice Annette Justice, 76, died Saturday night (Jan. 10, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross after an extended illness.
She was a native of Manor, but lived most of her life in Waycross. She was formerly self-employed as a caregiver and sitter. She was a member of Victory Methodist Church in Manor.
She was a very special person who ministered to her neighbors and others. Her passions were reading, going to the beach and having fun with family and friends.
She was the daughter of the late Harvey King and Annie Mae Beverly King. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Donel Justice Sr., and six siblings, Harvey King, Annie King, Hazel Booth, Mildred Smith, Yvonne Blount and Bobby King.
Survivors include two sons, Donel Cregg Justice Jr. (wife, Georgia), of Ivey, Ga., and Mark Steven Justice (wife, Mary), of Swainsboro; five grandchildren, Matt Justice, Jeremy Justice, April Justice, Holly Justice and Robert Charles Justice; two great-grandchildren, Jaylee Lynn Justice and J.T. Justice; special niece, Ann Gray (husband, John), of Blackshear; former daughter-in-law, Sandra Edenfield, of Swainsboro; two brothers, James A. King (wife, Betty), of Sylvester, and Ottis King, of Manor; special nephew, Michael Booth, of Douglas; and numerous other relatives.
A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorialization is by cremation.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Victory Methodist Church.
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Rebecca T. Wilson
Rebecca Suzanne Thomas Wilson, 52, of Covington, died early Sunday morning (Jan. 11, 2015) at Sacred Journey Hospice in McDonough, following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear.

James M. Jacobs
James M. Jacobs, 80, of 3802 Ware St., Blackshear, died Sunday morning (Jan. 11, 2015) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross.
Friends may call on the family at the residence.
Jacobs Funeral Home of Blackshear is serving the family with arrangements to be announced.

Wendell T. Strickland
BLACKSHEAR — A graveside service for Wendell Tarver Strickland, 74, was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Officiating was the Rev. Chris Roberts.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alexander Joyner
BLACKSHEAR — A graveside service for little Alexander Grayson Joyner was held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Waters Cemetery.
Officiating was the Rev. Raymond Burch.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.