NameJudge Addeliar D. GUY III 167, G000
Birth26 Feb 1945, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois167
Death27 Aug 2005, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada167 Age: 60
BurialPalm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada167
MotherDessie P. SMITH (1910-1986)
Biographies Notes for Judge Addeliar D. GUY III
Judge Addeliar D. Guy III
"I can and I will" is the motto that guided the life of the Honorable Addeliar D.Guy III. Judge Guy was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University and his law Degree from Loyola University School of Law. He served as Assistant Corporation Council for the City of Chicago and was a partner in the law firm of Peterson, Johnson, and Guy until he moved to Las Vegas in 1964.
He believed that education was the "key" so he established the Addeliar D. Guy III Law School Scholarship Fund and the "Spirit of Nevada" Art and Essay Contest for middle and high school students. His caring for the community and especially for young people was evidenced by the many civic organizations of which he gave his time. Some of these included: Addeliar D. Guy Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board, NAACP Advisory Board, National Conference of Christians and Jews Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America Advisory Board, Community College of Southern Nevada Advisory Board, Senator Harry Reid's Academy Selection Board and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
This Nevada trailblazer has a long list of honors, accomplishments and admirable qualities. Judge Guy was distinguished as the first African-American to serve as a District Court Judge in the history of the State of Nevada. He also served as the first African-American Deputy District Attorney and Chief Deputy District Attorney of Clark County, Nevada.
During his tenure as District Court Judge, his judicial experience included Juvenile Court Judge, Chief Judge District Court, and Alternate Justice to the State Supreme Court. His reputation for being compassionate and fair, yet strict when needed, generated such respect that he received Christmas cards even from prisoners.
A man of prominent position, special achievements and contributions in his field, Judge Guy attained heroic proportions as indicated by the following accolades and awards bestowed upon him: "Outstanding Achievement As Judge" - NAACP Distinguished Service Award" - Clark County Bar Association and Clark County ProBono Project, "Distinguished Nevadan"- University of Nevada Las Vegas, " Silver Beaver Award" - Boy Scouts of America. In addition, he received the President's Award, "Mountain Top" from the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee and the "Silver Lilly Award from the Easter Seal Society. Military Honors include a Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal with two Battle Stars, Meritorious Award Medal, Combat Infantryman's August 3, 2009y by naming the new Veteran's Administration Ambulatory Care Unit after him He was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Bar Association.
Obituary Notices Notes for A. Rosalyn (Spouse 1)
Published September 02, 2005.


A. Rosalyn Banks-Guy, 60, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005. She was born Feb. 26, 1945, in Chicago, and resided in Las Vegas for 43 years. Rosalyn grew up in a small family town in Carthage, Ark. This town was settled by her maternal grandfather, Ransom Smith in 1902. Her parents were Leon Banks and Dessie Smith-Banks, both deceased. Rosalyn moved to Las Vegas after her schooling in Arkansas, and completed her education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earning a bachelor degree in communications. She married Judge Addeliar D. Guy III (deceased) in 1972. Rosalyn started her corporate career in banking where it culminated in her advancement to executive director of convention sales at the Dunes Hotel. She later branched out and started her own business, Ransome Enterprises. Rosalyn became a member of "The Links", a 59 year old organization for African-American Women, which grew out of the need to uplift and assist the community. She became president of the Las Vegas Chapter in 1999. Rosalyn was a member of the committee for the educational program "Links to Success - Children Achieving Excellence." The program was funded by the Kellogg Foundation. She was also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority. Rosalyn was also active in various other charities throughout the city. Rosalyn and Judge Guy traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Asia. She is survived by her stepchildren, Addeliar D. Guy IV of Virginia, Pamela Guy of Alabama, and Michael Guy of Nevada. Rosalyn also leaves behind to cherish her memory her sister, Dene Banks Winstead; the grandchildren of Judge Addeliar D. Guy III (Christopher, Addeliar V, and Lawerence); nieces, Nicole, Dessie and Tonya; and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shade Tree Women's Shelter.
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