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Kraft Foods

LAKELAND -- Mr. Rufus Rountree of Lakeland died of cancer Thursday (June 5, 2003) at Tandem Healthcare, Lakeland. He was 68.

Born in Millin, Ga., he came here from Millin in 1940. He was a mechanic supervisor for Kraft Foods. He was a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Rountree is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Rountree; daughters, Debbie Gatlin, Joyce Ragins, Karen Childs, Betty Ward, Sylvia Gibson, Lakeland, Sandra Brown, Rochester, N.Y.; sons, James Rountree, Leonard Leon Rountree, John Graham, Tampa; brothers, Clinton Rountree, Lakeland, Lee James Rountree, San Bernadino, Calif.; sisters, Trudy Baker, Lakeland, Jeraldine Hinton, Lakeland, Addie Ruth Dunn, Newark, N.J., Betty Foster, Lakeland, Bernice Rountree, Lakeland; 32 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Services: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 11:00 from New Mount Zion M.B. Church.

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