Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 4 p.m. in the Bobby Lammonds Memorial Chapel at Russell-Marks Funeral Home with Pastor David Mills officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Richmond County Memorial Park.
A lifelong resident of Richmond County, Bill was born in Marston on Sept. 2, 1924, to the late William W., Sr. and Laura Jane Tyner Lathan. He attended grade school at the Peachland School in Marston and graduated from Hoffman High School, prior to serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He had been a member since childhood of the Marston Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. In 1964, he became a member of the Worldwide Church of God in Fayetteville, and later a member of the United Church of God in Asheboro. His life’s goal was to serve and help others. Bill retired with 27 years of service as the rural mail Carrier for both the Marston and Hoffman post offices, where he delivered on a 100-mile route each day.
He is survived by his wife of 59 year, Carolyn Diggs Latham of the home; a daughter, Mary Lynne Walton and husband Bobby of Sneads Ferry; a son, William Walter Latham, III of Seven Lakes; a brother, Everette Morris Latham of Marston; five grandchildren, Rebecca Williams and fiance’ Dr. Tony Mancusso of Lexington, KY, Elizabeth W. Nash and husband B.J. of Fort Bragg, Melissa Williams and fiance’ Daniel Passman of Wilmington, William W. Latham, IV and Joshua C. Latham, both of Seven Lakes; and three great-grandchildren, Taylor M. Cobb of Lexington, KY, and twin girls Aislinn and Allyson Nash of Fort Bragg.
The family received friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russell-Marks Funeral Home, 408 E. Franklin St., Rockingham, and at other times at the family home in Marston.
— Paid obituary
Richmond County Daily Journal
Tuesday, June 9, 2009