Annie M. Rountree

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 13, 2007

SUFFOLK—Annie Maude Carr Rountree, 95, died Sept. 12, 2007, on her birthday.

She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Carrsville, in 1912. She was one of five children and survived all of her siblings.

Mrs. Rountree moved to Suffolk and was working when she married Bradford Rountree. She lived most of her adult life on the Rountree Dairy Farm, the current location of the Nansemond River Golf Club.

After her husband’s death in 1965, she worked at Leggett’s department store and sent all five of their children to college.

She retired from Leggett’s in 1976. Her parents were Jesse Thomas Carr and Annie Tena Holland Carr formerly of Carrsville. Annie Maude married Bradford Lilley Rountree in 1945 and they had five children.

She was the beloved mother of Linda Lee Rountree Perry and her husband Seth Earl Perry Sr. of Danville, Va. and grandchildren Cynthia Rae Perry and husband Loch Weems, Seth Earl Perry Jr., Donna Leigh Perry Goad and husband Melvin Perry Goad (great-grandchildren, Tyler Victoria and Mackenzie Rae Perry), Betsy Ann Perry Simpson and husband Dennis Lee Simpson; Betty Jane Rountree Savage and her husband William Cark Savage, granddaughter Billie Jean Savage of Suffolk; Anna Marie (Ree) Rountree Rife and husband John Wesley Rife, granddaughters, Whitney Alison Rife and Heather Victoria Rife of Atlanta; Jesse Melvin Rountree of Suffolk; Willie James Rountree and his wife Gay Lynn Andrews Rountree, grandchildren, Caitlin Noel Rountree and Carter Andrew Rountree of Virginia Beach.

She has other nieces and a nephew throughout the United States.

She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was faithful to her Sunday school class for many years.

She most of all enjoyed spending time with her large family.

She triumphantly remained in her own home and lived independently until July of this year.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Main Street United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Robert J. Parks Jr.

There will be a celebration of her life in the fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., Suffolk, VA 23434.

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