October 11, 2013
UNION — Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Cookson “La-La” Latham, 77, wife of Thomas William “Buck” Latham, 367 Brown’s Creek Church Road, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
Mrs. Latham was born in Lockhart, Oct. 13, 1935, a daughter of the late George and Bessie Sealey Cookson. She was a graduate of Union High School and retired from the Union County Sheriff’s Department. Mrs. Latham more recently had worked with Union County Communications. She was a member of Lockhart Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder and Clerk of Sesessions. She previously served as a Sunday School teacher and President of the Women of the Church.
Mrs. Latham was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Eugenia L. McKnight and husband John of Union; a son, Donald Ray Latham and wife Mary Ann of Sharon; three grandchildren, Jennifer Dingeldein and husband Donnie, John McKnight III and wife Molly and Donna Latham of Blacksburg; and four great-grandchildren, William Gage Dingeldein, Noelle Elizabeth Dingeldein, Issac Latham and Makayla Leanne McKnight.
Mrs. Latham was predeceased by two sisters, Cornelia Farmer and Loretta Queen.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Lockhart Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Steve Lemons and Rev. Rick Dizbon. Burial will be at Union Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the services.
Members of the Union Co. Sheriff’s Office, Union County Communications, members of Lockhart Presbyterian Church and Mr. William Jolly are asked to serve as the honorary escort.
Memorials may be made to Lockhart Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 9, Lockhart, S.C. 29364.
The family will be at the home, 367 Brown’s Creek Church Road, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.