Gloria Metts Rountree
Gloria Metts Rountree, age 83, of Buckhead, passed away Monday, October 1, 2012 after a lengthy illness. A native of Orangeburg, SC she was born on May 7, 1929 the daughter of the late Harry Lawrence Metts and Uldine Hall Metts. She was the eldest of three girls and was very active in her church. She attended Winthrop College, worked in the medical field and retired from Lester Eye Center in Atlanta as a medical secretary. She moved from Atlanta to Buckhead in 1994 and attended Swords United Methodist Church.
Ms. Rountree is survived by her children Kimberly Rhodes of Columbia, SC, Harry Rountree (BJ) of Rogersville, AL, Kris Gordon (Robert) of Buckhead, Jack Rountree (Jamie) of Buckhead and Michael Rountree (Melissa) of Prattville, AL,; two sisters, Dolores Banner of Gastonia, NC and Betty Threatt of Columbia, SC. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
O Lord O Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. I will be glad and rejoice in thee; I will sing praise to thy name. The Lord shall endure forever; he hath prepared his throne for judgement. The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble and sorrow. They that know thy name will put their trust in thee. Fear not for me; for I have been called home to be with the Lord.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 3 at 1 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Anthony N. Gavalas officiating. Ms. Rountree was laid to rest at the Buckhead Cemetery. The family received friends from 12 noon until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home. For those who wish, any memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30346. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
Printed in the October 11, 2012