Lonnie Franklin Latham of Sweetwater, passed away
suddenly Tuesday, July 16, at Sweetwater Hospital. Franklin
was a graduate of Sweetwater High School and he was active in all types of
sports. He was employed at NGK Metals in Sweetwater. Franklin was the eldest
son of Alice Clark Latham Scruggs and Lonnie Latham.
He was 44.
in death by: his stepfather, Charles Scruggs; maternal grandmother, Maudie
Swafford Clark Latham; maternal grandfather, George Clark; paternal
grandparents, Frank and Bessie Latham and stepbrother, Carl Crenshaw.
cherish his memory are his four children: Amanda Moore of Athens; Tyler Latham
and Brittany Latham of Sweetwater; and Cameron Latham of Maryville;
grandchildren-Ansley and Jimmy Jones of Athens;
Clark Latham Scruggs of Sweetwater;
Latham of Athens;
A. Latham of Knoxville;
Smith of Grand Rapids, Mich.;
T. and (Nanette) Billingsley of Chattanooga;
special friend-Thelma Hendricks;
(Clyde) Benton of Louisville, Ky.; Debbie (Jimmy) White of Athens; Karen Peak and
Pauline Latham of Sweetwater;
Clark of Indianapolis; and Roger (Veronica) Clark of Niota;
uncle-Nathaniel (Dolena) Roberts of Sweetwater;
Latham and Barry Henagar;
buddies-Patrick Upton, Kerry Jackson, Tyrone Ferguson, DeRon Upton and a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and co-workers at NGK Metals in
will receive friends on Monday, July 22, from 4-5 p.m., at M.D. Dotson and Sons
Funeral Home in Athens, with interment immediately following at North Point
Cemetery in Sweetwater. Rev. Ivy Smith will officiate the committal service.
M.D Dotson and Sons, Athens, in charge of arrangements.