Mr. Latta was born December 22, 1935 in Centre, AL, son of the late Edd C. and Cynthia Ida Godfrey Latta. He was a member of the Central Avenue Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Latta was a veteran of the United States Air Force and prior to his retirement, was employed with Mt. Vernon Mills.

Mr. Latta is survived by his wife, Martha Anderson Latta; sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Theresa Latta, Gary and Melinda Latta and Grant and Kendra Latta; brother, Otis Latta; sister, Ellen Garmon; grandchildren, Andy Latta and Ben Latta; one great grandchild, Knox Latta.

Funeral Services for Mr. Latta will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. in the Central Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor John Leatherwood, Rev. Scott Quinn and Rev. Owen “Bud” Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Andy Latta, Ben Latta, Kenneth Cox, Blake Crabtree, Ross Crabtree and Larry Gilreath. Honorary Pallbearers will be Albert Rutledge, the Deacons and Men of Central Avenue Baptist Church, Randy Crabtree, John Young, Bruce Wallin and Jim Persons.

Mr. Latta will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

On Tuesday, Mr. Latta will lie in state at the Central Avenue Baptist Church from 2:00 P.M. until the funeral hour.