Alberta S. Rountree, 93

by | February 7, 2018 2:46 pm

   Funeral services for Alberta S. Rountree, 93, of Twin City were held Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Twin City First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Donnan officiating, assisted by Rev. Franklin Sasser. Interment followed in the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. She passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at the Emanuel County Nursing Home.

   Mrs. Alberta S. Rountree was born July 8, 1924, in Metter to the late Lundy and Mary Lou Moore Sutton. Lovingly called “Nanny Bert,” she worked at Twin City Manufacturing Co. and was manager of Emanuel County Institute’s lunch room for more than 20 years. She loved gardening and flower grafting camellias and daylilies. She was always willing to share with others, and she was an excellent cook and baker, passing that love on to her children and grandchildren. Rountree was well-known for her homemade quilts and her excellent china painting skills. She loved her hometown and her ECI, always attending baseball games when able. Most of all, Rountree loved her family, church, and friends. She was an active member of Twin City United Methodist Church for an excess of 60 years and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was happiest when working in her flower garden, sitting on the pond dam in her chair catching catfish, and playing cards with the Thursday Night Card Club. In addition to her parents, Rountree was preceded in death by her husbands, Leon Thorne and Hugh V. Rountree; and a sister, Louise Calvert.

   Survivors include two daughters, Ernestine (Wayne) Collins of Twin City and Sharon (Robert) Galey of Ellabell; five grandchildren, Sonya B. (Ricky) Johnson, Richard (Brandi) Boatright, Kevin (Becky) Boatright, Jessica (Shane) Bell, and Heather (Scott) Oliver; 11 great-grandchildren, Nicole  (Steven) Kristenson, Brandon (Beka) Johnson, Dylan Boatright, Blake Boatright, Jordan Spivey, Taylor Spivey, Brooks Baldwin, Phoebe Pharr, Nick Reynolds, Hannah Reynolds, and Abby Reynolds; and several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

   Pallbearers were Jimmy Mincey, Stephen Griffen, Wesley Hendley, Nick Kraus, Kenton Landon, and Bill Thompson. Honorary escorts were the members of the Morgan-Rowland Sunday school class.

   Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Twin City United Methodist Church in her honor.

   Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

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