William Perry "Pete" Rountree

Born: Wed., Sep. 8, 1943
Died: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Location: Swainsboro First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 21, 2019
Location: Swainsboro First Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Perry “Pete” Rountree, Sr. age 76, of Twin City, GA, on Monday, November 18, 2019, while tending to his bees.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating with Rev. Casey Shaw assisting.

Interment will follow in the Coleman-Twin City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Pallbearers will be Ben Rountree, Chuck Faulk, Justin Rountree, Anthony Davis, Frank Denmark and Buddy Cobb.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Men's Steadfast Sunday School Class.

Mr. Rountree owned and operated Southern Laundry and Drycleaners for 30 years  before his retirement in 2007. He was a member of the South Eastern Fabricare Association in which he was the president in 1991 and 1992. He was also a former president of Swainsboro Rotary. Since his retirement, Pete thoroughly enjoyed his hobby of beekeeping. Being a member of three different beekeeper clubs,  he loved mentoring new or beginner beekeepers.

Survivors Include:

His Wife: Sandra McCranie Rountree of Twin City, GA

His Two Sons: William Perry Rountree, Jr. and Stephen Hardy Rountree, both of Atlanta, GA

His Sister: Mary Jane Rountree Faulk (Charley) of Vidalia, GA

His Brothers: John Anderson Rountree (Faye) of Twin City, Lee Ellis Rountree (Andrea) of Statesboro, GA and George Holland Rountree (Anne) of Statesboro, GA

His Aunt: Julie Ann Anderson of Statesboro.

Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.                             

Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mr. William Perry Rountree, Sr. of Twin City, GA.

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Mary Youngblood
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Dear Sandra and Family, I am deeply sadden by the news of Pete's passing. My deepest condolence to you and the family. I pray you will find peace knowing he is with our Lord and Savior. Many of our talks was about our Lord. As we grieve know that I am remembering you and honoring his memory. I will cherish my memories and be thankful that God let me know such a special person and friend. Love and prayer's for all the family.
Mary Youngblood

Tommy L. Neal
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Pete was a very kind and thoughtful man. Knew his Father and Mother and siblings well. Went twelve years with his brother Lee in my grade at ECI. Carried my Suites to his Dry Cleaning business. Used to deal with John at the Ford Tractor, later New Holland. Used Twin City Drugs that Lee Owned and was my Drugest in Twin City. Went to Twin City First Baptist with them.
Tractor place in Swainsboro. May God give You Comfort In Your time of loss.

Carmen & Wanda Smith
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Sandra, William ,Stephen, And Family: We're Heart Broken To Here About Pete. He Was Dearly Loved By ABA. He Was Quiet, Soft Spoken, Easy Going, Gental,Loving,And Caring Man. He Loved Giving Advice To Anyone In Reference To BeeKeeping. We Will Miss His "CanePatch Honey" Your In Our Prayers For The Days Ahead Along With The Holidays... And Sandra For You Having To Adjust To Your Home Without Pete. If You Need ANYTHING Please Call Us.It Will Be An Honor To Help You.

Ruth & Mark Mettler
   Posted Wed November 20, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time.
Sandra, we were so saddened to hear of Pete's sudden passing.
God took him home while doing that which he loved; tending to his bees.
You and Pete were always such a joy at our bee club meetings, we will miss him.
If you need any assistance in "telling the bees" of their keeper's passing, we would be honoured to help you with the ages-old tradition.
Allow God's love and the love of your friends to comfort you and the family at this time.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gene Ragsdale
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Sandra and Boys. Such a loss. Pete was a friend and a customer. I always enjoyed talking to him about business and his special hobby bees. I always used and still have some of his honey. It was and is the best.

Linda Bishop Weathers
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Pete passing .He was a couple.. of years ahead
of me in school and always so polite .To Jane and the entire family may
God comfort you in the days ahead.

Linda Bishop Weathers

Pattisue Elliott
   Posted Thu November 21, 2019
Dear Sandra, Perry, and Stephen. I am so saddened by the news of Pete’s passing. My thoughts and my prayers are with you in your loss. I knew Pete to be a kind, charming, and very intelligent man. My only regret is that I didn’t know him better. Your faith will see you through. Some days will be harder than others. Cling to each other. I hope it helps to know that so many friends are praying for you.

Lynn Lee
   Posted Mon November 25, 2019
Perry we are so sorry to hear about your father. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers.

Lynn Lee