Tahlequah Daily Press

December 18, 2012

Annie Guess Wilson


BRIGGS — Services for Annie Guess Wilson will be held at 10 a.m.,  Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Cedar Tree Tabernacle in Briggs, with Rev. D.J. McCarter officiating.

Visitation and wakes services are scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will follow at Cedar Tree Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

Annie was born on Dec. 11, 1922 in Proctor, the daughter of Willie Guess and Addie Martin-Guess. She attended school in Briggs. She married Tim Wilson in Tahlequah, and together they raised five children.

Annie was employed in various positions and in many locations around Tahlequah and the community, including nutritional provider to Briggs Schools, Wards Nursing Home, and various church Bible camps. Annie was a gifted and accomplished cook, and you were in for a real treat if she made her biscuits, yeast rolls, or beans.

Aside from her various jobs, she loved helping people and volunteering her time to many different charities and causes. She was a deaconess and active member of Cedar Tree Baptist Church for many, many years. Her church membership included many years of missionary work with her late husband, involvement with WMU, and Sunday school teaching. In her spare time, Annie was a gifted crafter, and spent a great deal of spare time knitting dolls and potholders for those who loved them.

Annie passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Tahlequah. She was 90 years old.

Annie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Tim Wilson in 1979; her son, Steve Wilson; three brothers, Dick, Raymond, and James Guess; and two sisters, Susie Hawkins and Mae Bearpaw.

Annie is survived by three sisters, Leona Guess, Rose Miller, and Dorothy Crawford. She is also survived by one brother, Louie Guess. Annie also is survived by four children: Dale and his wife, Betty, of Tahlequah; Georgia Gibson and her husband, James, of North Carolina; Tim of Tahlequah; and J.C. and his wife, Debra, of Tahlequah. Annie is also survived by eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one foster grandchild.

Pallbearers for the services will be great-grandchildren Barry Wilson Jr., Timothy Wilson, Marcus Wilson, Levi Wilson, David Waters, and Noah Wilson. Honorary pallbearers include Jeff Gibson, Romeo Mallory, and Matthew Waters.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, (918) 456-2551.