The children of Irma King Guest have adorned their family homes with numerous framed photographs of Guest’s past birthday celebrations.

But nothing is as special as the photos taken year for her 99th birthday.

Guest, who is the oldest resident of Bogart and a retired librarian, was born on Oct. 1, 1920, in Savannah. She grew up in Jackson, about 90 minutes away from Oconee County, and she started her higher education years at Wesleyan College.

“It (Wesleyan) is the oldest college to give a degree to a woman,” Guest noted.

After two years, she transferred to the University of Georgia, where she finished her bachelor’s degree in physical education. She also met her late husband, C.B. Guest, at the collegiate pool. 

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