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November 20, 2013

Bertice Edwin ‘Bert’ Latham

CENTRE — Bertice Edwin ‘Bert’ Latham

Bertice Edwin “Bert” Latham, 72, of Cedar Bluff, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his residence.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. John Mullaney, Dr. George Cobb and Rev. Melvyn Salter officiating, with burial in Cherokee Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Pallbearers include Danny Smith, Adrian Bouchillon, Brian Bouchillon, Jerry Latham, Mike Burns and John Marlowe.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Cherokee and DeKalb Bar Association, A. Richard Igou, District Attorney and staff, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Dekalb and Cherokee counties, Phil Powell, Jim Bouchillon, Joe Hays and Warren Dotson.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Gaskin Latham; son, Hughbert Edwin (Carolyn) Latham of Vestavia Hills; daughter, Selena Latham (Chris) Conley of Menlo, Ga.; sisters, Nellie Burns of Tarrant City and Judy (Homer) Marlowe of Locust Fork; grandchildren, Carter and Cora Conley, Ellie and Grayton Latham; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Self and Faye Taylor; and brothers, Alfred and Gerald Latham.

Mr. Latham was a native of Cullman, the son of the late Odis Lee and Alma Ruth Tillman Latham. He was a retired deputy district attorney and municipal judge and was a member of Centre First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Centre First United Methodist Church.

Perry Funeral Home Directing, www.perryfuneral.net.

 

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