Lillie Irene Anderson Rountree, 92
by Emanuel County Live | February 28, 2012 4:46 pm
Funeral services for Lillie Irene Anderson Rountree, 92, were Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 3 p.m.at Twin City First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sasser and Rev. Jim Harrell officiating. Interment followed in the Twin City Cemetery. She died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at her home in Twin City.
Mrs. Rountree, daughter of O. C. Anderson and Mary Jane Holland Anderson, was born and grew up in Bulloch County in the community of Register. She graduated form Statesboro High School at the age of 15 and South Georgia Teachers College (Present Georgia Southern University) before the age of 18. She came to Twin City in 1937 to teach grammar school at Emanuel County Institute.
She was the oldest member of the Twin City First Baptist Church, having been very active in many church related activities for 75 years. She was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class where she taught the adult ladies Sunday School Class for many years and was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. Mrs. Rountree was a member and former President of the Georgia Huguenot Society and dedicated member of the Adam Brinson Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Her favorite hobbies were China painting, fishing and, in later years, she loved to travel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ellis Rountree of Twin City; brothers, Clinton Elwood Anderson of Camden, S.C. and ‘Clyde Olin Anderson of Statesboro; and loving step-mother, Ruby Wynn Anderson. Her family and children were always the center of her life.
Survivors include four sons, William Perry (Pete) Rountree (Sandra) and John Anderson Rountree (Faye) all of Twin City, Lee Ellis Rountree (Andrea) and George Holland Rountree (Anne) all of Statesboro; one daughter, Jane Rountree Faulk (Charles) of Vidalia; eight grandchildren, Ben Rountree (Patia), Robin Rountree Thompson, Charles Rountree Faulk, William Perry Rountree, Stephen Hardy Rountree, Justin Lee Rountree, Mary Ashley Faulk and Tressa Belle Rountree; three great-grandchildren, Gracie Thompson, Caleb Thomson and Ella Faith Rountree; one step-grandchild, Jason Farmer (Whitney); one step-great-grandchild, Jace Hendrix Farmer; and two brothers, Edward Anderson of Statesboro and Thomas Morgan Anderson (Julia Ann) of Portal.
Pallbearers were Ben Rountree, Charles Faulk, Perry Rountree, Justin Rountree, Jason Farmer and Stephen Rountree.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Adam Brinson Historical Society, P.O. Box 135 Twin City, GA 30471 or to the Twin City First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 203 Twin City, GA 30471.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors had charge of arrangements.